Employer Convicted of Guarding Violation & Fined $2,000

When a worker tried to dislodge a piece of wood that was stuck in a planer, his finger was lacerated because he didn’t de-energize the machinery. In addition, the blade wasn’t properly guarded. The employer was convicted of a guarding violation and fined $2,000 [Clair Industrial Development Corporation Ltd., Govt. News Release, June 29, 2012].