Company and Worker Fined $94,000 for Serious Hand Injury


A worker was removing ice from a conveyor when his hand became caught between the running conveyor belt and a scraper, causing serious injuries. The company pleaded guilty to violating Sec. 18(1) of the OHS Act by failing to report the injury as soon as possible. The court fined it $90,000. A worker also pleaded guilty to a safety offence and was fined $4,000 [Stony Valley Contracting Ltd. and Jeremy Worden, Govt. News Release, May 12, 2014].