Painting Company Fined $70,000 after Worker Is Hit by Steel Sheave

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A steel sheave was resting on the forks of a forklift while workers spray painted it from below. The sheave wasn’t secured to the forks. So when a gust of wind blew the sheave, it fell off the forklift and seriously injured a worker. The paint company was fined $70,000 for failing to ensure that the sheave was secured against tipping or falling [M & M Painting and Sand Blasting Ltd., Govt. News Release, May 10, 2012].