Turkey Farm Hit with $65,000 Fine after Worker Fell Through Floor Opening

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A worker was cleaning out a poultry barn, in which the protective coverings on several floor chutes on the second story had been removed. He fell though one of these unguarded chutes and was seriously injured. The farm pleaded guilty to failing to ensure workers were protected by guardrails or grates to prevent them from falling through floor openings and was fined $65,000 [Cuddy Farms Ltd. 2008, Govt. News Release, July 10, 2012].