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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Worker’s Injuries from Furnace Result in $200,000 Fine for Guelph Manufacturer

December 16, 2020 Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Linamar Corporation operating as Linamar Gear, 287 Speedvale Avenue West, Guelph, Ontario. Location of Workplace: 32 Independence Place, Guelph, Ontario, where automotive parts are manufactured. Description of Offence: A worker was injured after opening a furnace door. The worker was not wearing protective equipment as required by law. Date of Offences: October 2, 2018. Date of...

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Fatal Shock to Worker Results in $150,000 Fine for Trailer Manufacturer

December 16, 2020 Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: 2055495 Ontario Inc. operating as Miska Trailer Factory, 1056 Highway 6 North, Suite #3, RR 2, Hamilton, Ontario. Location of Workplace: The company’s manufacturing facility at 1056 Highway 6 North, Hamilton, Ontario. Description of Offence: A worker was electrocuted after coming into contact with live powerlines. Date of Offences: March 21, 2019. Date of Conviction: December 11...

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Aircraft Wing Injury Results in $60,000 Fine for Mississauga Manufacturer

December 1, 2020 Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Cyclone Manufacturing Incorporated, a provider of sheet metal fabrication, tube bending, welding and minor sub-assemblies of aerospace structural components tor aerospace companies. Location: Cyclone’s manufacturing facility located at 2225 Meadowpine Blvd.in Mississauga, where the company manufactures aircraft parts and components. Description of Offence: A component that was being lifted by a...

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Worker’s Fall Through Skylight Results in $55,000 Fine for Chelmsford Building Centre

December 1, 2020 Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: North West Lumber Co. Ltd. (NWL), operator of a Home Hardware Building Centre at 3299 Errington Avenue in Chelmsford (City of Greater Sudbury). Location: The Home Hardware Building Centre in Chelmsford. Description of Offence: A worker who was removing snow from the roof of a shed fell through a skylight. The worker was not using safety equipment as required by law. Date of Offence: February...

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Cutting Blade Injury Results in $40,000 Fine for Essex Company

November 26, 2020 Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Amer-Can Investments, Inc., carrying on business in partnership with C & C Canadian Holdings, Inc. as Delta Wire & Mfg., 2 Delta Drive, P.O. Box 1300, Harrow, Essex, Ontario. The business is a manufacturer of wire mesh, conveyor guarding, custom guarding, security fencing and power coating for residential, industrial and commercial uses. Location: A factory at 29 Delta Drive, Harrow...

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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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