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Employer Fined $5,000 after Worker Falls & Breaks Back

A worker fell more than 10 feet to the floor and sustained an L2 lumbar fracture and sacrum fracture. His employer pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that adequate precautions were taken to ensure worker safety and leaving an area unguarded when a guardrail was removed to conduct work. It was fined $5,000 [AV Nackawic Inc., Got. News Release, Dec. 21, 2012].