Amputation of Worker’s Arm in Cement Mixer Costs Employer $87,550

A worker’s left arm was severed above the elbow while taking a concrete sample from a cement mixer. His employer was fined $87,550 for failing to conduct a job hazard analysis in order to develop appropriate responses, including the use of required safety devices, and failing to develop and implement safe work procedures for the safe operation of the cement mixer [Expocrete Concrete Products Ltd., Govt. News Release, Feb. 20, 2014].