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Trucking Firm Fined $120,000 for Unloading Operation Fatality

A worker unloading masonry slabs of countertop material weighing several hundred pounds each from a flatbed truck lost his balance and fell to the ground. The slabs fell on top of him; later, he was pronounced dead at the scene. The employer pled guilty to 2 OHS violations, lack of a proper safety plan ($40,000 fine) for handling the slabs and not providing adequate training ($80,000 fine) [Road Runner Prime Logistics, Govt. Press Release, April 15, 2021].