Electric Company Fined $150,000 after Bus Struck Workers
Two workers were repairing a broken beacon on a cement median between four lanes of traffic. There were no traffic control measures in place. One worker was in the bucket of a boom truck extended over a lane of traffic next to the median; the other was standing on the median. A bus struck the boom. The worker on the median was hit and killed by the bus and the bucket as it fell to the ground. The other worker was injured. The company pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that a traffic protection plan was in place. The court fined it $150,000 [Stacey Electric Company Ltd., Govt. News Release, Nov. 21, 2012].