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WORK safe bc

WORKING TO MAKE fi DIFFERENCE

WORKERS' COfTlPENSATION BOARD cofummA


6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address PO Box 5350, Vancouver, BC, V6B 5L5

INSPECTION REPORT
WORKER AND EMPLOYER SERVICES DIVISION

Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax. 604 276-3247

An employer who fails to comply with the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation or Board orders or directions is subject to sanctions as prescribed in the Workers Compensation Act. The Occupational Health & Safety Regulation requires that one copy of this report remain posted in a conspicuous place at or near the operation inspected for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. An affected employer, worker, owner, supplier, union or member of a deceased worker's family may, within 90 calendar days of this report, in writing, request the Review Division of the WCB to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order, in this report by contacting the Review Division at the Board's Richmond Office. The time limit may be extended in certain circumstances. Employers requiring assistance can contact the Employers' Advisers at 1-800-925-2233 -workers can contact the Workers' Advisers at 1-800-663-4261. Date of Issue Number Number of Orders

Employer

Location

Classification

Unit Number

Activity Time Recorded*

Travel Time Recorded*

2013-09-17

2013156680137

359414

002

74101 3

9 .50

2 . 25

* The Time Recorded reflects only that time which has been charged to this inspection up until the document was printed for delivery. Subsequent time may be added for additional activity related to this inspection. Number of Workers Project Number

Site Visit Date 2013-09-16

Lab Samples
Taken

Direct

Results

Readings Presented

Sampling Inspection(s)

N
Job Site

Head Office
K.B. PROPERTIES INCORPORATED

Beladeen Hotel - Demolition

K DESAI S ASSOCIATES UNIT 201 5990 FRASER ST VANCOUVER BC V5W 227

8205 King George Blvd


Surrey, BC

Portion Incident Response Inspected UNKNOWN 1

Violations

REFER TO ORDERS ON FOLLOWING PAGECS)

Employer Representative Name Roshan Arora Employer Representative Position Owners Representative Phone Number
-

Accompanied By Employer Representative Roshan Arora Accompanied By Worker Representative

N/A
Organization

Signature MATHESON, ROB

Officer of the Board / Signature

For Internal Use Only

Delivery Method: In Person Unregistered Employer Property management / holding company

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WORKERS' COmPENSATION BOARD OF BRITISH WORK Safe BC 6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
COLUmBIA

INSPECTION REPORT
WORKER AND EMPLOYER
SERVICES DIVISION

Mailing Address PO Box 5350, Vancouver, BC, V6B 5L5

WORKING TO MAKE fl DIFFERENCE Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

An employer who fails to comply with the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation or Board orders or directions is subject to sanctions as prescribed in the Workers Compensation Act. The Occupational Health & Safety Regulation requires that one copy of this report remain posted in a conspicuous place at or near the operation inspected for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. An affected employer, worker, owner, supplier, union or member of a deceased worker's family may, within 90 calendar days of this report, in writing, request the Review Division of the WCB to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order, in this report by contacting the Review Division at the Board's Richmond Office. The time limit may be extended in certain circumstances. Employers requiring assistance can contact the Employers' Advisers at 1-800-925-2233 -workers can contact the Workers' Advisers at 1-800-663-4261. Date of Issue Number Number of Orders

Employer

Location

Classification

Activity Time
Recorded

Unit Number

Travel Time Recorded

2013-09-17

2013156680137

359414

002

741013

9.50

2 . 25

Inspection Text

Comments issued on: Oct 08, 2013 A review of the orderCs) cited in this inspection report has determined that further enforcement action is not necessary at this time. This decision relates only to this inspection date, location and orderCs) noted on this inspection report. A follow-up inspection may occur and/or a Notice of Compliance document may be required to authenticate compliance with the orderCs) noted. Issued on: 2013/09/17 BC Hydro reported an electrical contact which occurred on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at this location during the demolition of a building. A contractor s excavator (S&A Excavation Ltd. - IR2013156680138)) began breaking up a building, but the 110/220 volt service line had not been disconnected. Other buildings and mobile home residences were serviced by the privately owned high voltage line on the property. Surrey RCMP and BC Hydro responded to the site and disconnected the high voltage line near the property line, leaving the residences without power. BC Hydro informed the property owner that the high voltage line could be reconnected only after the owner hired a qualified electrical contractor to remove the damaged service lines and confirmed that the electrical service lines and equipment were safe to re-energize. There are several issues that must be addressed by the property owner: 1) Possible electrical hazards from damaged service lines. 2)Possible electrical hazards from temporary generators connected to the circuits by the residents. 3) Adequate oversight of the demolition activities to safely coordinate the work. The property owner immediately stopped all demolition work at this site after the electrical contact. There is a temporary fence around the work site and on-going supervision of the site. Refer to the Orders in this Inspection Report.

Employer Representative
Roshan Arora 5ZB17 CR5/073

Officer of the Board


MATHESON, ROB

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6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC Mailing Address PO Box 5350, Vancouver, BC, V6B 5L5 WORKING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

WORK safe BC

WORKERS' COfTlPENSATION BOARD cowmwA

INSPECTION REPORT
WORKER AND EMPLOYER
SERVICES DIVISION

An employer who fails to comply with the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation or Board orders or directions Is subject to sanctions as prescribed in the Workers Compensation Act. The Occupational Health & Safety Regulation requires that one copy of this report remain posted in a conspicuous place at or near the operation inspected for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. An affected employer, worker, owner, supplier, union or member of a deceased worker's family may, within 90 calendar days of this report, in writing, request the Review Division of the WCB to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order, in this report by contacting the Review Division at the Board's Richmond Office. The time limit may be extended in certain circumstances. Employers requiring assistance can contact the Employers' Advisers at 1-800-925-2233 -workers can contact the Workers' Advisers at 1-800-663-4261. Date of Issue Number

Activity Time
Recorded

Travel Time Recorded

Employer

2013-09-17
1Ord0r | Number

2013156680137
WCB Reference Qjjg

9 .50

2.25

K.B. PROPERTIES INCORPORATED

Decision ^

20

(2)(a)C i)

The property owner is acting as the prime contractor for a demolition project at this location but has failed to appoint a qualified coordinator for the purpose of ensuring the coordination of health and safety activities for the location. This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation Section 20.3(2)(a)Ci). If a work location has overlapping or adjoining work activities of 2 or more employers that create a hazard to workers, and the combined workforce at the workplace is more than 5, the owner, or if the owner engages another person to be the prime contractor, then that person, must appoint a qualified coordinator for the purpose of ensuring the coordination of health and safety activities for the location.

Order

Decision

WCB Reference

Number

OHS

20 113

Demolition of the motel cabin structures proceeded before the energized electrical service lines were disconnected and removed. This is in contravention of Occupational Health and Safety Regulation Section 20.113. Demolition must not proceed until all utility services which may endanger a worker have been disconnected in the manner required by the owner of the applicable utility service. Stop all demolition work at this site until the electrical service lines are disconnected and removed by a qualified electrician.

Employer Representative
Roshan Arora 52B17 CR5/07)

Officer of the Board


HATHESON, ROB

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WORK safe BC
WORKING TO MHKE A DIFFERENCE

WORKERS COmPENSATION BOARD cnPummA


6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Mailing Address. PO Box 5350, Vancouver, BC, V6B 5L5

INSPECTION REPORT
WORKER AND EMPLOYER
SERVICES DIVISION

Telephone 604 276-3100 Toll Free. 1-888-621-7233 Fax 604 276-3247

An employer who fails to comply with the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation or Board orders or directions is subject to sanctions as prescribed in the Workers Compensation Act. The Occupational Health & Safety Regulation requires that one copy of this report remain posted in a conspicuous place at or near the operation inspected for at least seven days, or until compliance has been achieved, whichever is the longer period. An affected employer, worker, owner, supplier, union or member of a deceased worker's family may, within 90 calendar days of this report, in writing, request the Review Division of the WCB to conduct a review of an order, or the non-issuance of an order, in this report by contacting the Review Division at the Board's Richmond Office. The time limit may be extended in certain circumstances. Employers requiring assistance can contact the Employers' Advisers at 1-800-925-2233 -workers can contact the Workers' Advisers at 1-800-663-4261. Date of Issue Number

Activity Time
Recorded

Travel Time Recorded

Employer

2013-09-17
10rder

2013156680137
WCB Reference Qjjg

9 .50

2.25

K.B. PROPERTIES INCORPORATED

11 Number

Decision ^

20

(4)(c)

The demolition work at this site has not been adequately planned or carried by the property owner resulting in violations of WorkSafeBC requirements related to asbestos abatement and disconnecting electrical utilities. There are no written construction/demolition procedures to address the hazards that are expected from such work. The work has currently been stopped because of electrical hazards on the
site .

This is in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation Section 20.3(4)(c). The information required by Subsection 20.3C2)Ca)Cii) includes a set of construction procedures designed to protect the health and safety of workers at the workplace, developed m accordance with the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation. Note: the information required by Subsection 20.3(4) is a part of the overall health and safety program required by Part 3 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (rights and responsibilities). See sections 118 and 119 of Part 3 of the Workers Compensation Act for the statutory requirements for coordination at multiple-employer workplaces and the general duties of owners. Before demolition work resumes on this site, the owner or the owner's qualified coordinator must provide a copy a written plan that addresses: 1) Disconnecting and removing the electrical service lines to the

buildings that will be demolished.


2) Control measures to work in close proximity to the privately owned high voltage power line (de-energized at this time) adjacent to the building to be demolished.

Employer Representative
Roshan Arora

Officer of the Board


MATHESON, ROB

fj S2B17 CR5/07)
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K.B. PROPERTIES INCORPORATED K DESAI & ASSOCIATES UNIT 201 5990 ERASER ST VANCOUVER BC V5W 2Z7