Swimming Pool Contractor Fined $75,000 for Forklift Fatality

A worker operating his forklift at high speed without wearing a seatbelt got killed when the machine tipped over on its side while negotiating a sharp 90⁰ corner. The employer was fined $75,000 + a 25% accident victims’ surcharge after pleading guilty to failing to ensure the victim had proper safety training in forklift hazards and the need for using a seatbelt [Manoaka Developments, Inc., carrying on business as Dolphin Fiberglass Pools Canada, MOL Press Release, November 9, 2021].