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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Ontario Supports Employers and Employees Impacted by COVID-19

Proactive measures to protect jobs by helping businesses avoid costly payouts and potential closures Labour, Training and Skills Development TORONTO – The Ontario government is taking action to protect jobs by helping businesses avoid costly payouts and potential closures and continues offering protection to workers that are laid off due to COVID-19. These measures are being adopted through the extension of regulatory amendments that were put in place at the outset of the pandemic...

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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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MOL, OPP investigating fatal workplace accident in Severn, Ont.

File photo supplied by the Ontario Provincial Police The Ministry of Labour, alongside police from the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment and the OPP, continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a 69-year-old man in an industrial accident near Port Severn. Police say Istvan Kokai, of Burlington, was fatally injured on Dec. 8, while working at a construction site at the Lock 45 dam on the Severn River and pronounced dead at the scene. At about 3:50 p.m., members of...

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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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