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New labour legislation will hold employers responsible for hurt workers

The province will introduce legislation that will hold employers legally responsible when their workers are seriously hurt or injured.

Labour Minister Shirley Bond says the legislation stems from recommendations in a report into two separate sawmill explosions that killed four workers in northern BC in 2012.

Babine Forest Products and Lakeland Mills were not charged, partly over the Crown’s concerns that evidence collected by WorkSafeBC wouldn’t be admissible in court.

Bond says staff have been trained and that whenever there’s a potential for charges, a second team will take over an investigation.

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