Employer Fined $40,000 for Worker’s Fatal Fall from Elevated Conveyor Belt

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A worker died after falling approximately 15 feet off an elevated conveyor belt he’d been setting up, which was part of a sand screening system. The employer plead guilty to failing to ensure that the worker was trained in the safe work procedures, hazards and precautions associated with the task of moving and setting up the sand screening equipment. The court fined it $40,000 [Williamson Trucking, Govt. News Release, Nov. 28, 2014].