Fatal Guarding Violation Results in $21,000 Fine

A worker was killed when his hand was caught between a moving upright auger and the power take off shaft of an extractor. His employer pleaded guilty to failing to provide an effective safeguard where a worker may contact a dangerous part of a moving machine and was fined $21,000 [Greenspring Ag Services Ltd., Govt. News Release, Oct. 23, 2013].