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Retailer Sued for Young Worker’s Death

by | Dec 1, 2011 | Workers' Compensation

A young boy killed on the job is now the center of a lawsuit against a major retailer. The 17-year-old employee was operating a floor buffer on a wet floor when it malfunctioned and electrocuted him. Although he was rushed to a nearby hospital, the teen lost his life shortly after.

After investigating the workplace accident, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in Canada has determined that the employer is to be held at fault. Along with one of the boy’s supervisors, the company now faces eight civil charges. Three of the charges are against the supervisors.

In the lawsuit, it is said that the boy’s death was a result of the company failing to supply an appropriate floor polisher, failing to inspect the garage at least once a month, failure to inspect the polisher and failure to provide employees with the proper training to use the equipment.

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