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Manitoba construction company fined for worker’s spinal injury

For its negligence in a workplace incident that resulted in a debilitating spinal injury for one of its workers, a Manitoba-based construction company has been ordered to pay a steep fine.

On July 16, 2018, a worker with Sandhill Construction was helping install rafters on a two-storey garage in the city of Alexander. Official reports said that the worker was working on the top platform of a moveable steel scaffold on the second floor, when five of the rafters – which were not yet secured to the top girder – began to fall. One of the rafters hit the scaffold where the worker was standing, causing the individual to fall about 10 feet into a plywood surface and suffer a spinal fracture.

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