Liquor Control Board Convicted & Fined $100,000 for Pallet Incident

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A worker for the Liquor Control Board was moving a pallet of product using a forklift at a store. As he began to insert the forks into the pallet, he heard a sound that caused him to get out of the forklift and investigate. The product on the pallet then fell on him, causing injuries. A court found that there were systemic problems at this location, including multiple safety concerns from workers that weren’t responded to and a worker being given forklift duties despite having out-of-date training. So the court convicted the Board of a safety offence and fined it $100,000 [Liquor Control Board of Ontario, Govt. News Release, April 19, 2017].