Worker’s Lack of Safety Headwear Results in $10,000 Fine for Company

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A worker, who wasn’t wearing protective headwear, was struck in the head by a board that had slipped off a roof. As a result, a construction company pleaded guilty to failing, where a worker is required to use industrial protective headwear, to provide a suitable liner where it’s necessary to protect the worker from cold conditions, and a retention system to secure the industrial protective headwear firmly on the worker’s head where the worker is likely to work in conditions that may cause the headwear to dislodge, resulting in the serious injury to a worker. The court fined the company $10,000 [Danbo Construction, Govt. News Release, April 25, 2017].