Employer Fined $72,050 after Worker Is Crushed to Death by Bale of Paper

A bale of recycled paper fell on a worker while he was unloading a trailer, killing him. His employer pleaded guilty to failing to provide its workers necessary information, instruction or training on the hazards of unloading bales of paper from trailers and was fined $72,050 [Western Scrap Metals Inc., Govt. News Release, Dec. 11, 2012].