Worker Falls from Ladder and Suffers Fatal Cut from Sharp Window Pane


A worker replacing a window at an apartment building cut a hole in it from the inside and reached through to pry it out of the frame. The ladder he was on slipped and he fell, hitting his arm on the sharp edge of the window pane and suffering a severe cut. He died from his injuries. The MOL’s investigation concluded that the worker wasn’t wearing protective clothing and the sharp edge of glass in the window pane wasn’t covered to protect him. The window company pleaded guilty to a safety violation. The court fined it $70,000 [Ely’s Glass Company Ltd., Govt. News Release, Feb. 4, 2011].