Dairy Company Hit with $290,000 Fine for Fatal Signaler Violation

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A dairy company worker entered a mobile sales truck to buy safety shoes. After he exited and went to walk back into the building, a tractor trailer being driven by a subcontractor began to reverse and struck the worker. He later died from his injuries. The MOL investigation found that there was no signaler present to direct the tractor trailer. The dairy company pleaded guilty to a safety offence. The court fined it $290,000 [Parmalat Canada Inc., Govt. News Release, Jan. 14, 2015].