Worker’s Serious Injuries Cost City $75,000

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City workers were testing the speed of the escape lane on the snow tube hill when a young worker sat in a tube and slid down the lane. But the tube slid in the wrong direction, went over the berm and collided with the tow line lifting device. He suffered broken bones, a punctured lung, spinal fracture and a concussion. An MOL investigation concluded that the city had failed to ensure that the berm was adequate for the worker’s protection. The city pleaded guilty to a safety violation and was fined $75,000 [Corporation of the City of Brampton, Govt. News Release, Feb. 28, 2011].