Worker’s Leg Injury Costs Company $50,000


While workers were attaching rigging to a machine so it could be lifted into a truck, another truck backed into one of the workers. He was pinned to the machine and a protruding handle pierced his leg, causing serious injuries. The company pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that the truck driver used a signaller and was fined $50,000 [Excel Heavy Haul Transportation Inc., Govt. News Release, April 19, 2010].