Miller Paving and Goldcorp Canada have been fined after a worker was injured on the job. The incident happened on a South Porcupine Gorlcorp project in September 2014. A three ton sand hopper, full of sand, fell on a Miller Paving employee. The Ministry of Labour investigated and found that the hopper was not built to engineering specifications that would ensure stability and prevent tipping.

Both Goldcorp and Miller Paving pleaded guilty to failing to ensure the hopper was adequately braced to prevent any movement that would affect its stability. Goldcorp has been fined $55,000 and Miller Paving will be paying $40,000.
The injured worker is getting a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge crediting him to a special provincial government fund to assist victims of crime.