Employer Fined $5,100 after Wind Causes Collapse of Rafters

A crew was installing rafters on a building that was under construction. They were in the process of installing additional bracing to the rafters because wind conditions had worsened. While adding the additional bracing, the rafters collapsed, trapping a worker and seriously injuring his right leg. His employer pleaded guilty to failing to provide information, instruction, and training to workers on the safe installation of a roof truss system and fall protection requirements, and failing to ensure that the necessary fall protection system was in place. The court fined him $5,100 [Artur Renz, Govt. News Release, Oct. 20, 2015].