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bruce powerA legal proceeding regarding a February 1, 2016, worker injury at Bruce Power was resolved today following an appearance in Owen Sound provincial court December 8.

“The most important thing we do at Bruce Power is to make sure everyone arrives home safely at the end of their shift. In this case, despite risk assessments, a pre-job briefing and safety meeting, a risk in a process was not sufficiently identified to Bruce Power, and the company did not in turn inform its workers,” stated a Bruce Power media release December 8, adding that “the company has since done a full reassessment of our safety practices related to this type of work and made a number of improvements to ensure this type of injury never happens again. This stands as an important reminder that safety is about people and we must remain vigilant and look out for each other, especially when hazards are present.”

The incident resulted in burns to a worker when gas was ignited while he was performing maintenance work in the turbine hall on the non-nuclear side of the plant. The worker was treated for burns and fortunately was able to return to work in May, 2016 and was back on full duties after a period of accommodation while he recovered.

Bruce Power will pay a monetary penalty of $110,000 plus a 25 percent victim fine surcharge related to the incident.

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