Employer Fined $10,000 after Worker Fell Through Hole in Floor

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A worker was injured at the Carbon Capture Project at the Boundary Dam when he fell 15 feet through a hole in the floor of the worksite. His employer pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that any opening or hole in a floor, roof or other work surface into which a worker could step or fall was securely covered and/or protected. The court fined it $10,000 [Sulzer Chemtech Canada Inc., Govt. News Release, July 10, 2014].