Workplace Injury Results in $75,000 Fine for Belleville Employer

Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development Convicted: JBS Foods Ontario Inc.,5883 11 Street SE, Calgary, Alberta. Location of Workplace: 240 Jamieson Bone Rd. Belleville, Ontario. Description of Offence: Three workers were operating a mixer that makes sausages. As they were emptying the contents into two-wheeled bins at the outfeed to clean the mixer, one worker reached into the discharge hole, seriously injuring themselves. JBS Foods Ontario Inc. failed to ensure...

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Workplace Fatality Results in $20,000 Fine for Supervisor of a Toronto Company

Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Yuqin Liu, Supervisor, L.Z. Refrigeration Inc., 168 Jenny Wrenway, North York, Ontario. Location of Workplace: 1870 Birchmount Road, Scarborough, Ontario. Description of Offence: A worker employed by L.Z. Refrigeration Inc. was fatally injured at the workplace while operating an Elevating Work Platform (EWP). Yuqin Liu failed as a supervisor to ensure that a worker worked in a manner and with the...

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Workplace Fatality Results in $125,000 Fine for Concord Company

Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Orin Contracting Services Inc., 100 MacIntosh Blvd., Concord, Ontario Location of Workplace: 5799 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario Description of Offence: During construction of high-rise residential towers, a worker was fatally injured when a thirteen-ton counterweight from an excavator fell on them. Orin Contracting Services Inc. failed to ensure the safety measures and procedures for removing a counterweight...

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Company Fined $100,000 After Workplace Injury at London Poultry Plant

Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Cargill Limited – Cargill Limitee, an international company that provides food, agriculture and risk management products and services based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Location of Workplace: The company’s poultry processing facility at 10 Cuddy Blvd. in London, Ontario Description of Offence: A heavy machine fell from a forklift onto a worker, injuring the worker. Date of Offence: October 26, 2020 Date...

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Workplace Fatality Results in $100,000 Fine for Picton Company

Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Otter Energy Inc., 206 Main Street, Suite 2H, Picton, Ontario. Location of Workplace: 1623 St Andre, Embrun, Ontario. Description of Offence: A worker employed by Otter Energy Inc. was fatally injured at the workplace while performing a task associated with the installation of solar panels at the workplace. Otter Energy Inc. failed as an employer to ensure that every reasonable precaution was taken to...

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Workplace Fatality Results in $50,000 Fine for Toronto Company

Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Goldentrust Development Inc., 156 Willowdale Avenue, Toronto, Ontario. Location of Workplace: 15 Flaremore Crescent, Toronto, Ontario. Description of Offence: Goldentrust Development Inc. was the constructor for the workplace. A self-employed owner of a sub-contractor was fatally injured at the workplace when they fell approximately six meters to the bottom of an unguarded elevator shaft. Goldentrust...

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COVID-19 Outbreak results in $125,000 Fine for Norfolk County Company

Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Scotlynn Sweetpac Growers Inc., a farming operation in the municipality of Norfolk County. Location of Workplace: 1150 Vittoria Rd. RR1, Vittoria, Ontario Description of Offence: Scotlynn Sweetpac Growers Inc. failed to isolate workers after a COVID-19 outbreak Date of Offence: Between May 13, 2020 and June 1, 2020 Date of Conviction: June 6, 2022 Penalty Imposed: Following a guilty plea in...

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Workplace Fatality Results in $100,000 Fine for Hamilton Company

Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Countrywide Recycling Inc., P.O. Box 370, Binbrook, ON L0R 1C0; a company that provides waste management and recovery services. Location of Workplace: 900 Nebo Road, Hamilton, ON L0R 1P0 Description of Offence: A worker was fatally injured while performing duties at a recycling facility in Hamilton, ON. Date of Offence: October 4, 2019 Date of Conviction: June 13, 2022 Penalty...

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Port Carling Based Constructor Fined $50,000, Supervisor Fined $15,000 After Worker Falls From Roof

Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Lakeridge Developments (Muskoka) Limited, 1A Lee Valley Drive, Port CarlingPaul Kritski, Supervisor, Peak Roofing Services Inc. Location of Workplace: Construction site at 92A Scully Road, Seguin Description of Offence: A worker was injured after falling 30 feet from a roof at a construction project. Date of Offence: November 12, 2020 Date of Conviction: June 21, 2022 Penalty...

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Building a Positive Safety Culture – Why is it important?

Workplace health and safety is all about managing risks to protect your workers, your business, and your brand. Excellence in health and safety management is characterised by a strong safety culture that relies on leadership involving your managers, workers, suppliers, contractors, and customers. Behaviours that promote equality, diversity, and inclusion in achieving health and safety goals, are not easy but are an essential element of success. When words and actions are not aligned, they will...

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