Worker’s Injuries from Construction Site Fall in Waterloo Results in $60,000 Fine for Innisfil Company

April 20, 2021 Labour, Training and Skills Development Table of Contents Convicted: MTN Construction Inc., head office at 2441 Doral Drive, Innisfil, Ontario, carrying on business as a concrete formwork contractor for the construction industry.  Location of Workplace: A project to construct a high-rise condominium building at 128 King Street North, Waterloo. Description of Offence: A worker fell 21 feet to the ground, sustaining injuries. Workers had not been given...

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Worker Struck by Falling Tubing, London Company Fined $75,000

Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Great Lakes Copper Ltd., 1010 Clarke Road, PO Box 7515, London, Ontario, a manufacturer of copper tubing for the plumbing, refrigeration and industrial markets. Location of Workplace: A separate shipping/warehouse facility known as “CDC” at 385 South Edgeware Road, St. Thomas. Description of Offence: A worker was injured after being struck by tubing that slid as it was being moved. Date of...

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Worker’s ‘Struck-by’ Injury Results in $70,000 Fine for Magna Subsidiary in St. Thomas

March 10, 2021 Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Magna International Inc. operating as Formet Industries, 1 Cosma Court, St. Thomas, an industrial establishment that manufactures full chassis frames, front module assemblies, bumpers, side impact beams and rocker panels for the automotive industry. Location of Workplace: The Formet Industries workplace at 1 Cosma Court, St. Thomas. Description of Offence: A worker was injured after being struck by a truck...

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Linen Worker Injured By Vehicle in Parking Lot, Toronto Employer Fined $120,000

March 10, 2021 Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Canadian Linen and Uniform Service Co., 20 Atomic Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, a uniform rental and linen supply service. Location of Workplace: 20 Atomic Avenue, Toronto, Ontario. Description of Offence: A worker on foot outside a building was struck by a company vehicle. The lighting in the area was inadequate and insufficient to ensure the safety of workers in the area. Date of Offence: October 30...

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Death of Worker Results In Trial, Fine of $210,000 for Chelmsford Construction Company

February 26, 2021 Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: R.M.BĂ©langer Limited, 100 Radisson Avenue, Chelmsford, Ontario, a company that provides institutional, commercial and industrial construction services. Location of Worksite: The parking lot of a golf course near Sudbury, Ontario. Description of Offence: A worker was killed when a wooden telephone pole rolled while it was being loaded with a forklift onto a trailer. Date of Offence: September...

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Worker’s Fall Results in $60,000 Fine for Thunder Bay Employer

February 19, 2021 Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Robert C. Nearing Holdings Inc., operator of a Canadian Tire outlet at 939 Fort William Road in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Location of Workplace: 939 Fort William Road in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Description of Offence: A worker fell from a second-storey level through an opening that should have had a guardrail to protect workers from injury. Date of Offences: June 11, 2019. Date of...

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Worker Injured by Moving Machinery, Burlington Company Fined $90,000

February 10, 2021 Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Cogent Power Inc., 845 Laurentian Drive, Burlington, a manufacturer of transmission equipment for distribution of electrical energy.   Location of Workplace: The company’s manufacturing plant located at its Laurentian Drive head office location in Burlington. Description of Offence: A worker was injured after becoming caught in moving machinery which had not been equipped with a guard or...

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Cobalt Mining Company Fined $75,000 After Worker Injured by Conveyor

January 19, 2021 Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: SMC (Canada) Ltd., a company that extracts and recovers precious metals in mining mills near Cobalt, Ontario. Location of Worksite: The company’s operations near Cobalt, Ontario. Description of Offence: A worker suffered a critical injury after becoming entangled in machinery. The machinery should have had a guard to prevent workers from coming into contact with moving parts. Date of...

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Two Workers Injured at Whitby Steel Plant Resulting in $115,000 Fine for Cambridge Company

December 29, 2020 Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Gerdau Ameristeel Incorporation, registered office at 160 Orion Place, Cambridge, Ontario. Location of Workplace: 1 Gerdau Court, Whitby, where the company recycles, melts and produces steel. Description of Offence: Two workers were injured after being struck with a piece of waste material that fell from a furnace. There was no overhead protection to protect the workers from the hazards of falling...

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Elevator Worker’s Injury Results in $55,000 Fine for Ottawa Company

December 21, 2020 Convicted: Thyssenkrupp Elevator (Canada) Limited, 160 Elgin Street, Suite 2600, Ottawa, Ontario. Location of Workplace: 222 Nepean Stteet, Ottawa, Ontario. Description of Offence: A worker was injured while repairing an elevator that had not been properly locked out. Date of Offences: February 5, 2019. Date of Conviction: December 15, 2020. Penalty Imposed: Following a guilty plea, Thyssenkrupp Elevator (Canada) Limited was fined...

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