Conveyor accident costs Mushroom Grower $90,000

A worker cleaning a mushroom grow facility was dragged into a conveyor, causing multiple critical injuries. The company was found guilty of:

Section 25(2)(h) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act states that “an employer shall take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of a worker at a workplace.”

Highline failed to take the reasonable precaution of ensuring that the green feed conveyor/hopper was locked out while it and the area around it were being cleaned, contrary to section 25(2)(h) of the act. This is an offence pursuant to section 66(1) of the act.

Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development

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