A Manitoba employer recently pleaded guilty to:
- Section 4(2)(a) of the Workplace Safety and Health Act C.C.S.M. c. W210 to the charge of failing to provide and/or maintain a Hobbs Corner Cutting Machine that was safe and/or without risks to health.
A worker was making adjustments to a Hobbs Corner Cutting Machine, which is used to cut laminated boards. The worker's hand came into contact with the cutting blade, resulting in serious injuries.
After a thorough investigation by Workplace Safety and Health officials, the employer was fined $25,000, plus $7,500 in court costs, for a total of $32,500.
Understanding employer responsibilities related to safety and health is an important part of preventing injuries in the workplace. SAFE Work Manitoba offers injury prevention information, including:
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