Demolition company fined $17K

Asbestos-containing materials had not been removed

Hayer Demolition has been fined $17,322 by WorkSafeBC.


 The firm was hired to abate asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) from a house in Richmond, B.C. and then demolish it.


ACMs had been identified as being present in the house in a hazardous materials survey.


WorkSafeBC inspected the work site and determined that the identified ACMs had not been removed prior to demolition.


The firm failed to ensure that hazardous materials were safely contained or removed before conducting work that would disturb those materials. This was a high-risk violation. 


Source: WorkSafeBC