Failing to Address Safety Issue ID’d in Inspection Leads to Safety Charges

A worker for a steel fabricating company was assigned to paint a fabricated trailer. The positioning hook used to lift and hold the trailer in place broke, causing the trailer to strike the worker and knock him to the ground. He suffered soft tissue injuries to his side and back and required stitches to his head. The company was charged with six OHS violations for failing to, among other things, ensure that unsafe conditions found during an inspection were addressed [Steelfab Industries Ltd., Govt. News Release, Feb. 5, 2013].