Employer Fined $32,500 for Guarding Violation

A worker was cleaning a piece of machinery when his arm became entangled in a sprocket, resulting in a serious injury. His employer pleaded guilty to failing to provide an effective safeguard where a worker may contact a dangerous moving part of a machine, resulting in a serious injury to a worker. The court fined it $32,500 [L & M Wood Products (2011) Ltd., Govt. News Release, Jan. 23, 2017].