Fall Protection Violation Costs Employer $5,000


A worker retrieving an electric cable under a stage fell approximately 11 feet onto a concrete floor, resulting in multiple facial bone fractures, a broken wrist and broken fingers. The employer pleaded guilty to failing to develop safe work procedures for the assembly, maintenance, inspection, use and disassembling of a guardrail system for fall protection and was fined $5,000 [Manitoba Centennial Centre Corp., Govt. News Release, Nov. 6, 2014].