WorkSafe BC investigates site in Masset

  • Feb. 13, 2013 1:00 p.m.

WorkSafe BC is investigating recent work done at the old curling rink building in Masset, after hearing concerns that the building contained asbestos. WorkSafe BC spokesperson Ally Skinner-Reynolds said an inspector will be visiting the site this week and taking samples. At the moment, WorkSafe is not sure whether the building does contain asbestos and whether the renovations that were done would have disturbed asbestos. “We’re just in the beginning parts of the investigation,” said Ms Skinner-Reynolds. “We really have to find out all the details.” The work was being done by the Haida Gwaii Fitness Association, which is turning the former curling rink into a fitness facility. Ms Skinner-Reynolds said a WorkSafe inspector from Terrace did visit the site last week, but no one was there and it appeared that the work had been completed.