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Posted on Cabinetry firm fined $50K in amputation

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#1 posted 05-11-2011 06:27 PM

I’ll get the popcorn…..time for another raucus debate?

I just wanted to chime in on the case….since it is Canadian law…I am not that familiar with….but for US…this would also happen….OSHA will fine any employer that has such a traumatic injury as it is felt that all accidents are preventable using proper safety techniques….even if the worker attempts to circumvent….employers get the shaft pretty much every time.

I knew a tree company where the worker was unfamiliar with the chipper shredder (he was cautioned to stay away from it)....he didn’t…and was seriously injured (arm amputated – he passed away in the hospital)....the worker was found to be 70% at fault (in a wrongful death suit brought by the parents)...but the employer was still put out of business by fines and lawsuits….the bottom line – your workers must be trained and made to follow all safety requirements….if they don’t – Fire them! as this is the only protection available….sad but true.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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