Modest fine after worker’s death significant for family farm

Lack of barrier at manure pit led to worker's death but farmer became more safety-oriented after accident
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 06/03/2009

A Nova Scotia farmer’s fine for health and safety violations leading to the drowning of a hired hand in a manure pit has been limited to $25,000 because of the farmer’s vulnerability as a small operation, the Nova Scotia Provincial Court has ruled.