Library???? Library? the Bell!
A search at our nearby Local Library newspaper clippings section, using the criteria of 'Worksafe BC reports mining' ...... Headlines: 45 results!
2. B.C.'s mining industry -- some facts
3. New road compliance being tested near Chetwynd
4. Sullivan Mine code amendments aim to ensure mine worker safety
5. Around the province 1 Death (too many)
6. Logging road safety bleak, says report
7. New law for road safety
8. New road rules improve safety in backwoods
9. City will support families request for Inquest: Families of Sullivan Mine victims feel Coroner's Inquest is only way to get to the truth around accident 4 Deaths (way too many)
From our own past trade work experiences, WorkSafeBC has been front and centre in ensuring that employees are protected and cared ..... Before, During, and After .... work, to assist those who have received a minor or serious injuries and depending upon the healing process, the need to retrain for a new field, or for LONG term recoveries like asbestos (pensioned off?)(Not Bloody Likely).
WorkSafeBC officers visit job sites to look for unsafe procedures, missing signage, lack of documented meetings between Employers and Employees, accumulation of explosive dust, potential Fire sources, Sprinklers functionality, lifting loads by persons, electrical panels are locked out for maintenance of machinery, cranes are inspected for integrity, tank vessels are cleared of pure Oxygen, structural deficiencies in buildings, First Aid centres are properly maintained and run by a ticketed attendant(s) which is dependent upon the type of industry and the amount of employees, and the distance from hospitals.
The mining industry is unique when it comes to the administration of inspections which would indicate that there are serious flaws in the public's safety net.
There are NO visiting inspectors to the mining industry from WorkSafe BC. If anything, they are excluded by Provincial edict. It's almost as if there's an agreement when it comes to British Columbia's Resources that SAFETY of workers is a Federal Government jurisdiction, once the BC Coroner and the RCMP have finished their reports like the one that turned up in the newspaper clipping from the local library today "An accident at Craigmont Mines in Lower Nicola has claimed a life."
Worksafe bc does not have jurisdiction over the mining industry, instead, they (the Company) do their own investigation
Mining companies doing their own investigation ????? implies that if any structural defects are spotted in a Tailings Pond dam, by a Grader (Mount Polley???), would the crack need to be reported to an Imperial Metals supervisor who would then be required to write it up in triplicates with the three going to Imperial Metals President? Bryan Kynoch, remember, he's the one that promised to drink the polluted water by doing a Gordon Shrum-mer.
Drink the contaminated water, eh.
What if the statistics that the BC Liberal Government uses (applicants for awards requirement - No DEATHS) to boast about the safety of the mining industry is flawed?
|BC's mining industry is the safest heavy industry in the province|
What if there are no premiums paid by the mining industry for inspections by the Ministry of Mines and the unexpected claims/compensation? Are taxpayers left holding the bag?
What if criminal charges were suggested by the BC Coroners Office, the RCMP, and the Minister of Mines, would it end up going down the same path that Burns Lake employees found themselves in dealing with WorkSafeBC? YES, just because.
What if dam Truckers and Graders at Mount Polley Tailings Pond were informed that forty per cent of 92 '
|Typical Tailings Pond instrumentation|
|This is what's required with WorkSafe BC|
|Piezometer Red Chris Mine aka Imperial Metals|
Red Chris should be reviewed!