Injury in Meat Packing Plant Results in $50,000 Fine for Company

Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Erie Meat Products Ltd., 3240 Wharton Way, Mississauga, Ontario, a meat processing company. Location: The company’s meat processing facility at 1400 Mitchell Road South, Listowel. Description of Offence: A worker who was cleaning excess packaging from a machine was injured after removing interlocking guards from the front of the machine. The company failed to ensure that the hot dog loader/packer machine was...

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Construction Fatality in Caledon, Brampton Company Fined $150,000

Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Graham Bros. Construction Ltd., 297 Rutherford Road South, Brampton, Ontario. Location of Worksite: A construction project in Caledon, at the intersection of King Street and Heart Lake Road. Description of Offence: A worker was killed after being struck by the bucket of a excavator. Date of Offence: January 14, 2019. Date of Conviction: November 9, 2020. Penalty Imposed: Following a guilty plea...

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London Company, Supervisor Fined Total of $97,000 Following Two Incidents of Worker Injury

November 3, 2020 Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: AGF Rebar Inc., 120 McMillan Street, London, a company that designs, fabricates and installs concrete reinforcing steel (rebar) and wire mesh for construction projects. Location: The company’s facility at 120 McMillan Street in London. Description of Offence: A worker was struck and injured by material that fell off a trailer during the loading process (2018);  another worker suffered a...

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Worker Injured by Reversing Bulldozer, Construction Company Fined $90,000 in Ottawa

October 30, 2020 Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Aecon Construction Ontario East Limited, 3232 Carp Road, Carp, Ontario, a company in the business of  asphalt paving and construction. Location of Workplace: A worksite located on a part of Highway 417 between Maitland Avenue and Island Park Drive in Ottawa. Description of Offence: A worker received critical injuries after contact with a reversing bulldozer. The opertaor of the bulldozer...

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Teacher at Toronto school fined for allegedly not wearing a mask

Codi Wilson Web Content Writer, CP24 @CodiWilson TORONTO — A teacher at a Toronto Catholic school that was shut down earlier this month following an outbreak of COVID-19 has been fined after the Ministry of Labour says the employee allegedly failed to wear protective equipment required by their employer. In a statement sent to CP24, a spokesperson for the ministry confirmed that health and safety inspectors were called to St. Charles Catholic School, located near Dufferin Street...

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Southlake Regional Centre Fined $80,000 for Hospital Workers’ Injuries from Workplace Violence

October 16, 2020 Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Southlake Regional Health Centre, 596 Davis Drive, Newmarket, Ontario, a public hospital and health care facility that provides mental health services under the Mental Health Act. Location: 596 Davis Drive, Newmarket. Description of Offence: Two workers were injured as a result of workplace violence exercised by a patient. Date of Offence: January 17, 2019. Date of...

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Fatal Shock in Greenhouse Results in $120,000 Fine for Southwest Employer

October 16, 2020 Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted:  Great Lakes Greenhouses Inc., Leamington, Ontario, a grower of cucumbers. Location of Workplace: A production greenhouse located near 834 Mersea Road 4 in Leamington. Description of Offence: A worker received a fatal electrical shock while working at a greenhouse facility. The electricity had not been properly locked out as required by law. Date of Offences: November 19, 2018. Date of...

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Worker Struck by Exploding Cap, $70,000 Fine for City of London

October 13, 2020 Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: The Corporation of the City of London, London, Ontario. Location of Workplace: Near 517 Fanshawe Park Road in London, Ontario. Description of Offence: A worker was injured when a cap on a drain pipe shot off and struck the worker, resulting in critical injuries. The employer failed to take the reasonable precaution of ensuring that the internal pressure of the drain pipeline was released before the...

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Worker Injury Results in $60,000 Fine for Mississauga Company

October 6, 2020 Labour, Training and Skills Development Table of Contents Convicted: Green Belting Industries Limited, 381 Ambassador Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, where polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) tapes and adhesives are manufactured. Location: The company’s workplace on Ambassador Drive in Mississauga. Description of Offence: A worker was injured when a roll of paper slid from a lifting device that should not have been used for the task. Date of...

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Fatal Fall at Hamilton Construction Project Results in $150,000 Fine for Toronto Construction Firm

October 2, 2020 Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Welldone Inc., 48 Galaxy Boulevard, Suite 403, Toronto, Ontario, a company that  specializes in restoration work. Location of Workplace: A 13-storey residential building located at 57 Forest Avenue in Hamilton. Description of Offence: A worker fell from the roof of the building and was killed by the fall. The worker was not protected by a guardrail or travel restraint system as required by...

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