The companies building the Canada Line were fined more than $300,000 in relation to the death of a crane operator in January 2008.

WorkSafeBC fined RSL Joint Venture $233,535 and SNC-Lavalin Constructors (Pacific) Inc.

$81,808 — two of the highest administrative penalties ever imposed by the provincial body.

Andrew Slobodian was killed on the job when he was crushed between a crane and a parapet wall while installing bike path components on the North Arm Bridge.

“No penalties are adequate when a life is lost, but we hope they can serve to motivate these employers and others to comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, particularly as it applies to training and supervision,” said Roberta Ellis, vice-president of the Investigation Division of WorkSafeBC.