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Johnathan Sousa called called me the other day, to let me know he’s launching his Eagle Hook fall prevention system that allows drivers and technicians to safely work atop trailer roofs. It’s a neat design that keeps them well away from the edge of the trailer, yet also allowing a full range of movement so they can make repairs or clear the roof of debris such as snow and ice. The system will officially be launched at Truck World and the timing, Johnathan insists, couldn’t be better.

He sent me a recent judgment against an Ontario garbage removal company and one of its supervisors, that slapped the company with a $75,000 fine and the supervisor with 45 days in jail (JAIL!!!) for not providing employees with fall prevention systems. The Ministry of Labour has conducted some 4,500 unscheduled work site visits, looking for instances where workers have not been provided with fall prevention. “It strikes me in the transportation industry, we really don’t take falls very seriously,” Sousa said. “The Eagle Hook is coming at a perfect time for companies to be able to take action against workplace injuries.”

You can read more about the system and watch a video on how it works here.

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