RONA Home Centre in B.C. hit by hefty fine for damaged racking

A storage rack that had visible damage or wear, according to a WorkSafeBC report, cost a Penticton, B.C., RONA store $330,507 earlier this month.

WorkSafeBC is the province’s safety agency. It sometimes conducts random investigations of workplaces involving construction materials. The rack in question was subject to a “stop use” order from the agency. However, the store did not repair or replace the rack, the report said.

In addition to the worn or damaged racking, “No information was available about the rack’s rated capacity or loading or unloading instructions,” the WorkSafeBC report said.