The District Court has imposed a fine of $20,000 and ordered reparation of $35,000 for breaches of Health & Safety requirements after a worker fell and suffered a serious back injury.

The Court found that the employer could easily have erected scaffolding that would have prevented the accident.  The reparation would have been $110,000 and the fine $75,000 but for the inability of the employer to pay those amounts.

You need to identify all hazards and take all practicable steps to eliminate, isolate or minimize those hazards.  A failure to do so could be fatal to your employees and to your business.

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