WorkSafeBC imposed four penalties connected to fatal incidents and six fines were placed on companies whose workers were seriously injured.
One of the largest penalties went to Fraser Richmond Soil & Fibre Ltd., which was fined almost $58,000 when it failed to develop and implement a plan to prevent workers being exposed to asbestos within a reasonable time.
A penalty of more than $57,000 went to H.P. Construction for a December 2010 building site accident in Vancouver, where a wall form fell, killing a worker.
In Dawson Creek, D. Loewen Enterprises was fined $47,000 after a worker was killed when he was hit by a bulldozer.
In what's considered a high-risk violation, Abbott Shoring & Foundations Ltd. was fined almost $32,000 after workers who were drilling made contact with a utility line after failing to check that it was there.