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Worker Pulled into Ground by Quicksand Condition

Worker Pulled into Ground by Quicksand Condition

At a city’s sewer construction site, a quicksand condition developed, pulling a worker into the ground. This is what happened. A new lift station was being built. Lift stations facilitate the flow of waste water by moving it…

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Co-workers helping co-workers. Casandra’s tryout with #TeamFirstWest | First West Credit Union

Co-workers helping co-workers. Casandra’s tryout with #TeamFirstWest | First West Credit Union

When I first started I worked as an intern while I was doing my undergrad and then they offered me a full-time position, so I’ve been working here ever since. Coming from the varsity soccer team, the team…

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Worker Killed When Saw Kicks Back

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Young Worker Falls from Forklift

Young Worker Falls from Forklift

New equipment can introduce something unexpected into the workplace: danger. A young worker, just 3 weeks on the job, fell from an elevated platform of this order-selector-style forklift sustaining a serious head injury. These are the findings of…

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Drum Explodes During Welding, Killing Worker

Drum Explodes During Welding, Killing Worker

It doesn’t take much. Only about a tablespoon of acetone evaporated inside a 44-gallon drum creates enough vapour to make it explosive. At this kayak manufacturing shop, welding on an empty acetone drum cost a fibreglass worker his…

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Asbestos in Construction: Workers

Asbestos in Construction: Workers

I’ve been working construction renovation a couple years. Some of the jobs are kind of sketchy, but whatever, I need the money. All you want to do is get your job done so you can go home. Nobody…

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Worker Crushed by Lowering Dump Box

Worker Crushed by Lowering Dump Box

A worker was fatally crushed while working on a dump truck. Inside the cab there was a PTO or power take-off control to lower the hydraulic dump box. The control wasn’t a hold-to run type where you need…

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Farm Accident: Potato Harvester Crushes Worker’s Leg

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This potato harvester’s manufacturer warned: Before doing maintenance switch the engine off and remove the ignition key. Two workers would find out why the hard way. The harvester is pulled behind a tractor, powered by the power take-off,…

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Tree Barberchairs, Then Strikes Worker

Tree Barberchairs, Then Strikes Worker

Two silviculture workers were slashing brush along a transmission line’s right-of-way. One would die attempting to fall a tree. Low brush covered most of the work area, but there was also a small clump of trees in a…

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YWCA WorkBC Employment Services Centres

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The YWCA currently operates five WorkBC Employment Service Centres and we partner with other organizations on two immigrant satellite centers. All clients that are looking for work and need assistance can come to the YWCA WorkBC Centres. Job…

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