Manufacturer Fined $100,000 for Guarding Violation that Killed Temp


A temporary worker was removing plastic bottles from the end of a blow mould machine at a plastic bottle manufacturer’s facility. The machine had a moving part that should have been guarded. But the guard had broken and was missing while it underwent repairs. The temp came into contact with the moving part and was fatally injured. The manufacturer pleaded guilty to a guarding violation and was fined $100,000 [CRS Plastics Ltd., Govt. News Release, Aug. 19, 2015].