Dec. 18: Worker Dies after Blow to the Head by Floor Guard
At a bottling facility, two workers, both employees of an outside contractor, were removing a floor guard used to protect storage racks. One worker was using an industrial lift truck to pry up the guard with the forks. When the screws holding the guard let go, the guard struck the other worker in the head, killing him. WorkSafeNB is investigating the incident, focusing on workplace procedures, the machinery and equipment, and whether workers received adequate training and supervision.