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Worker’s Arm Gets Entangled in Roll-up Door & Broken

A worker was trying to repair a roll-up door that had come off its track. He was using a ladder while a co-worker opened and closed the door at a control panel. The worker’s arm got entangled in the door as it was rolling up. Although he was able to free his arm by manually disengaging the drive mechanism to the door, his arm was broken. The employer pleaded guilty to violating Sec. 76 of the Industrial Establishments Regulations and was fined $50,000 [Faurecia Automotive Seating Canada Ltd., Govt. News Release, Sept. 12, 2013].