Wrong but not reckless — worker is reinstatedDespite the injuries the grievor caused to a co-worker, and despite the senseless nature of the act, he was reinstated. His apologies, his long, clean record and his good prospects for improvement saved him.By Mark Rogers07/11/2011|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 07/11/2011 A worker was fired after his thoughtless prank activated a machine that he thought was locked out. The worker’s friend, who was inside the machine, sustained serious injuries.D.M. was a shipper/receiver at a packaging plant. He had a discipline-free record and 12 years’ seniority. Using large, automated machines, the plant manufactures finished boxes from sheets of corrugated cardboard. The plant is a potentially hazardous industrial setting. Workers are trained to be aware of workplace hazards and to adopt safe work practices, including machine lockout procedures. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.