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Power Company Fined $325,000 after Worker Is Crushed to Death by Pole

A worker died when the power pole he was climbing fell over and crushed him. The power company pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that modifications to equipment that may affect its structural stability are performed in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications or specifications certified by a professional engineer. It was fined $325,000 [Rokstad Power Corp., Govt. News Release, Sept. 2, 2014].