Employer fined $87,500 after forks fell on worker
Red River Galvanizing has been fined $87,500 after a worker was fatally injured in its workplace.
Justin Dann, 34, died while assisting another worker in fixing a Case 580 Series forklift on Nov. 21, 2014 at a work site in Springfield, Man. During the previous shift, the forks on the forklift had jammed in the raised position. While attempting to repair the forklift, the forks fell striking Dann.
On June 12, upon pleading guilty, Red River Galvanizing employer was sentenced on the following:
•Section 22.22 of the Workplace Safety and Health Regulations, M.R. 217/2006 to the charge of failing to securely block and prevent from falling to the ground the elevated lifting forks and mast of the Case 580 Series forklift.
•Section 22.16(1)(a) of the Workplace Safety and Health Regulations, M.R. 217/2006 to the charge of failing to ensure or take any precaution or safe action whatsoever to restrict access to the hazard created by the elevated lifting forks and mast of the Case 580 Series forklift.