An employee has been severely injured in the work place after being crushed by faulty machinery. The employee was trying to fix the piece of company equipment when he was hurt.

The District Court fined the employer $36,750 for breaching the Health and Safety in Employment Act, and ordered the employer to pay over $65,500 in reparations to the injured employee.

Employers are required to have appropriate procedures in place for the repair of company equipment, and these steps should be properly communicated to all employees.

In order to maintain a safe working environment, employees should undergo proper training so that they know how to keep themselves and others safe while in the workplace.