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Manufacturer Fined $150,000 for Worker’s Electrical Shock & Burns

A worker trying to determine the cause of a leak in a machine opened the cage surrounding the machine and entered the enclosed area, which contained exposed parts that were electrically charged. His head came into contact with a charged part, causing electrical shock and burns. The manufacturer was found guilty of failing to provide information about the presence of electrically charged exposed parts in the enclosed area of the machine and information, instruction and supervision to a worker on the safe procedure for dealing with leaks. The court fined it $150,000 [Linamar Holdings Inc., Govt. News Release, Aug. 31, 2012].