Company Penalized $11,000 after Worker Lost Leg in Bud Wheel

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A worker came into contact with a roller known as a “bud wheel” and lost his leg. The  company pleaded guilty to failing to provide adequate safeguards to prevent an employee from coming into contact with the bud wheel. The court fined it $8,500 and ordered it to donate $2,500 to “La Fondation Simone Tardif,” a foundation that provides meals to school children in need [J.D. Irving Ltd., Govt. News Release, Nov. 29, 2011].