WorkSafe BC’s 2011 penalty report is now available on this page: http://search.worksafebc.com/search/?sp-a=sp10024f66&sp-p2=any&sp-f=ISO-8859-1&sp-q=2011+enforcement&sp-k=.
What stands out is not only the stupidity of some of the employers (and employees sometimes) but also that safety violations are not confined to the smaller businesses but include some very large corporations who should know better. Check out the list and you will be amazed at the big names on there. These are companies with large health and safety committees, unions, safety policies, etc.
And don’t get lost in the money numbers or details, think about the people who got killed or hurt and how these incidents could have been prevented.