Court Fined Pipe Manufacturer $50,000 for Slip-and-Fall
A worker at a pipe manufacturing facility was setting up one of the production lines when he slipped on a wet surface and fell onto a machine. His arm was trapped and injured between the frame of the machine and one of its moving parts. The manufacturer pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that the work surface was kept free of slip and fall hazards. The court fined it $50,000 [Royal Group, Inc., Govt. News Release, Oct. 30, 2012].