Worker Fined $1,450 for Injuring Co-Worker While Operating Loader

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A worker was seriously injured on an oil drilling rig when he was pinned between pieces of pipe that were being loaded onto the tines of a loader. The worker operating the loader pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle at a place of employment without having a clear view of the path to be travelled and in the absence of a signal that it was safe to proceed, thus causing serious injury to a co-worker. He was fined $1,450 [Donovan Belisle, Govt. News Release, Dec. 29, 2014].