Engineering Company Fined $34,500 for Worker’s Leg Amputation

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At a utility’s dam, a worker’s lower right leg was amputated after a 40-tonne Bailey bridge fell and crushed it. An engineering company pleaded guilty to one violation of the Safety Act and was fined $34,500. The Crown dropped the charges against the company’s president. Earlier this year, another company involved in the incident also pleaded guilty to one safety violation and was fined $63,250. And the utility settled its charges by agreeing to invest $100,000 in a safety training program that will be available to the territory’s entire construction industry [Mandeville Engineering, Northern News Service, March 23, 2011].