Employees dismissed after risking life and limb

Workers cleaned machinery without safety lockout
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 07/20/2015

Glenn Allen and Rafael Gonzalez were fired following a serious safety infraction.

At the time of the incident, the two employees worked for Canada Malting at the company’s large malting plant in Calgary. Allen and Gonzalez were found by their manager to be cleaning the gears of a germination machine with no lockout safety equipment in place.

Additionally, the two employees had failed to isolate the electrical energy source for the machine before entering the germ compartment.