Worker Fined $10,000 After Injury From Falling Debris at Toronto Hotel

September 28, 2020 Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Giuseppe Scarfone, residing in Mount Hope, Ontario. Location of Workplace: Westin Toronto Airport Hotel, 950 Dixon Road, Etobicoke, Ontario. Description of Offence: A person in a room below an area undergoing renovations was struck by debris from through the ceiling, where a worker was cutting through the floor. The defendant worker failed to ensure that the core drilling system was used in accordance...

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Injury Caused by Steel Bar Results in $40,000 Fine for Harrow Manufacturer

September 22, 2020 Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Sellick Equipment Ltd., a manufacturer and supplier of heavy machinery and rough terrain equipment, with an industrial plant located in Harrow, Ontario. Location of Workplace: 2131 Roseborough Road, Harrow. Description of Offence: A worker suffered critical injuries when  a steel bar fell from an industrial magnet. The employer had failed to maintain a lift magnet in good condition. Date of...

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Worker’s Death in Oshawa Results in $125,000 Fine for Concord Contractor

September 21, 2020 Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Orin Contractors Corp., 100 Macintosh Blvd., Concord, Ontario, a contractor providing municipal construction. Location of Workplace: Verdun Avenue in Oshawa. Description of Offence: A worker was killed when the scoop bucket attachment on an excavator fell on the worker. A hydraulic coupler attached to the excavator was operated in a manner that was not in accordance with the bucket attachment...

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Worker’s Fall from Platform Results in $60,000 Fine for Caledon Company

September 21, 2020 Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted:  Aurora King Masonry Ltd., 76 Wiltshire Avenue, Toronto, a company specializing in masonry work. Location of Workplace: 12600 Kennedy Road, Caledon. Description of Offence: A worker received critical injuries after falling from a platform. By law, a work platform over 2.4 metres (7.87 feet) must have a guardrail. Date of Offence: January 12, 2019. Date of...

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Printing Plant Injury Results in $65,000 Fine for Company in Brampton

September 21, 2020 Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Imprimeries Transcontinental 2005 S.E.N.C., 1500 Boul. Jules Poitras Ville St. Laurent, Quebec, a company that provides services in the commercial printing industry across Canada. Location of Workplace: 138 East Drive, Brampton. Description of Offence: A worker suffered critical injuries from being pulled into machinery that should have been locked out. The company failed to provide information...

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Glencore Canada Corporation fined $110,000 After Workers Injured

Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Glencore Canada Corporation, Toronto ON. Location of Workplace: Falconbridge, ON. Description of Offence: failure to ensure that a rail car had been depressurized before the transfer line was disconnected, resulting in an uncontrolled spray of 98 percent sulphuric acid, contrary to s. 56(b) of Ontario Regulation 854/90, Mines and Mining Plants, thereby contravening s. 25(1)(c) of the Occupational Health...

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Ball Construction, Inc., Fined $55,000 After Two Workers Injured

March 5, 2020 3:00 P.M. Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Ball Construction Inc., 5 Shirley Ave., Kitchener, ON. Location of Workplace: 530 Manitou Dr., Kitchener, ON. Description of Offence: On July 18, 2018, Ball Construction Inc. failed, as a constructor, to ensure the measures and procedures prescribed by section 26.1(1) of Ontario Regulation 213/91 were carried out at the project. Date of Offence: July 18, 2018. Date of...

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Great Northern Insulation Fined $125,000 After Worker Fatality

March 2, 2020 10:30 A.M. Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Great Northern Insulation (GNI), a Woodstock ON insulation company Location of Workplace: Gravenhurst, ON. Description of Offence: Failing to take reasonable precautions in the circumstances for the protection of a worker from the hazard of being struck by a moving vehicle not adequately immobilized when installing tire chains contrary to section 25(2)(h) of the OHSA. Date of...

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4-Way Metal Fabricators Ltd. Toronto Fined $65,000 After Worker Injured

February 28, 2020 3:30 P.M. Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: 4-Way Metal is a custom metal fabrication company located at 161 Parr Boulevard, Bolton, ON. Location of Workplace: 161 Parr Boulevard, Bolton, ON. Description of Offence: Failing as employer to ensure measures and procedures prescribed in section 25 of O. Reg. 851/90 were carried out, contrary to section 25(1)(c) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Date of...

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Vixman Construction Ltd Sentenced to $125,000 fine and 18 Months Probation After Workplace Fatality at Billy Bishop Airport, Toronto

Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Vixman Construction Ltd., 4919 7th Line, RR#4 Rockwood, ON. Location of Workplace: Billy Bishop Airport, Toronto, ON. Description of Offence: failing as employer to ensure measures and procedures prescribed in section 26.6 (2) and 26.6(3) of O. Reg. 213/91 were carried out, contrary to section 25(1)(c) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Date of Offences: March 27, 2018. Date of...

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