Fine of $65,000 after worker struck by equipment

A worker received a critical injury when machinery fell and struck them. The Ministry of Labour determined that the failure that caused the accident was a recurring event and that the company had not implemented measures to prevent this failure.

Section 25(1)(b) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act provides that an employer shall ensure that the equipment, materials and protective devices provided by the employer shall be maintained in good condition.

Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development

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