Stagehand’s Fall Through Opening in Stage Results in $5,000 Fine

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While a stagehand was working during a changeover in shows at Winnipeg’s Centennial Concert Hall, he fell more than three metres through an unguarded opening into an area below the stage and was injured. As a result, the orchestra pleaded guilty to a violation of the Workplace Safety and Health Act and was fined $5,000 [Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, July 11, 2014].