Mine Drilling Company Penalized $50,000 for Worker’s Burns

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A mine drilling company worker suffered severe burns to his hands and face when a drilling machine he was operating caught fire. The company pleaded guilty to failing to provide a safe workplace and to provide the necessary information, training and supervision to ensure the safety of workers. The court fined it $20,000 for each charge and ordered it to contribute $10,000 towards public education programs [CABO Drilling (Atlantic) Corp., Govt. News Release, May 20, 2014].