Written By: Wednesday, December 6th 2017

Bruce Power has been fined $110 thousand for a worker injury last February.

An Owen Sound court justice also imposed a 25-per-cent victim fine surcharge as required by the Provincial Offences Act. The surcharge is credited to a special provincial government fund to assist victims of crime.

Bruce Power says since the incident, “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 nuclear generating plant says 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 was able to return to work in May of 2016 and was back on full duties after a period of accommodation while he recovered.