Worker Is Shot by Fastening Gun

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A worker performing sheet metal work was carrying a fastening gun down a set of stairs when the gun fired a steel pin into his body. The worker was treated at the hospital. Following a trial, the court convicted his employer of failing to ensure a worker was adequately trained on the use of an explosive actuated fastening tool and to ensure the tool was used in accordance with the manufacturer’s operating manual. It fined the company $30,000 for the first offence and $20,000 for the second [Agrivac Ventilation & Fabrication, Govt. News Release, June 26, 2015].