An employee was found dead in the storage area at the Superwash car wash on Main Street in Penticton in November 2017. (Google street view)

Okanagan car wash fined by WorkSafeBC after death of employee

An employee was found dead in the storage area of the Super Wash car wash on Main Street

A Penticton car wash facility was fined $2,500 for a ‘high-risk violation’ that resulted in the death of an employee.

A 60-year-old man was found dead in the storage area of the Super Wash car wash on Main Street in November 2017 after falling from elevation.

READ MORE: Employee found dead at Penticton car wash

According to a WorkSafeBC investigation, the worker was using a ladder to access a mezzanine that housed a water tank for the car wash. The ladder and the worker fell, which caused the fatal injuries.

The investigation determined the ladder was not suitable for use, workers had not been adequately trained about the use of portable ladders and there was no safe access to, or guards or guardrails around, the mezzanine. WorkSafeBC also found that the firm had not provided adequate worker orientations, had not adequately supervised its workers and did not have a health and safety program.

“Overall, the firm failed to ensure the health and safety of its workers. This was a high-risk violation,” reads the report.

To report a typo, email: editor@pentictonwesternnews.com.


@PentictonNews
newstips@pentictonwesternnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Dallas Smith, Terri Clark to perform on CP Holiday Train’s Shuswap stops

Annual festive food bank fundraiser rolling into region on Dec. 14

Salmon Arm farmer’s market moved indoors

The last market will take place Dec. 7

Interior Health issues warning about opioid-laced stimulants causing recent overdoses

Interior Health is urging residents using or considering using drugs to reconsider… Continue reading

Salmon Arm RCMP say budget cuts won’t impact service

Police force, facing $10.7-million budget shortfall, says it won’t compromise public safety

Salmon Arm boxer hopes to fund Olympic dream

Supporters show they’re in Jordyn Konrad’s corner

VIDEO: B.C. couple creates three-storey ‘doggie mansion’ for their five pups

Group of seven, who Kylee Ryan has dubbed as the ‘wandering paws,’ have a neat setup in Jade City

MacKinnon powers Avs to 5-4 OT win over Canucks

Vancouver battled back late to pick up single point

Port Alberni mom takes school district to court over Indigenous smudging, prayer in class

Candice Servatius, who is an evangelical Christian, is suing School District 70

Family of B.C. man killed in hit-and-run plead for tips, one year later

Cameron Kerr’s family says the driver and passengers tried to cover their tracks

Chilliwack family’s dog missing after using online pet-sitting service

Frankie the pit bull bolted and hit by a car shortly after drop off through Rover.com

B.C. wildlife experts urge hunters to switch ammo to stop lead poisoning in birds

OWL, in Delta, is currently treating two eagles for lead poisoning

B.C. First Nations drop out of court challenge, sign deals with Trans Mountain

Upper Nicola Band says deal represents a ‘significant step forward’

Okanagan philanthropists treated to moving speech on National Philanthropy Day

David Roche shared his message to the Association of Fundraising Professionals and non-profits

Most Read