ArcelorMittal Dofasco Fined $290,000 After Two Workplace Incidents in Hamilton

January 17, 2020 2:30 P.M. Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: ArcelorMittal Dofasco MP Inc., 1330 Burlington Street East, Hamilton, Ontario, a manufacturer of steel products for the automotive and other industries. ArcelorMittal along with ArcelorMittal Canada Inc. are the partners which form ArcelorMittal Dofasco G.P. Location of Workplace: 1330 Burlington Street East, Hamilton, Ontario. Description of Offence: In two separate incidents, two...

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Worker Killed During Truck Repair, $85,000 Fine For Auto Company

December 23, 2019 10:00 A.M. Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Ruggieri Brothers Automotive Ltd., 66 Fernstaff Court, Concord (Vaughan), Ontario.  Location: The company’s facility on Fernstaff Court. Description of Offence: A worker was performing a safety inspection on a dump truck and found a deficiency in one of the air bag shock absorbers (air spring). The worker was fatally injured while installing a replacement air...

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Worker Struck by Forklift, Fine of $70,000 for Brantford Packaging Manufacturer

Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: AMHIL Enterprises Ltd., 156 Adams Boulevard, Brantford, Ontario; a manufacturer of plastic packaging for the food services industry. Location: The company’s facility on 5330 Mainway Drive in Burlington. Description of Offence: A worker suffered critical injuries after being struck by a moving forklift that was operating in reverse. Date of Offence: September 16, 2018. Date of...

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Worker Struck By Equipment in Assembly Plant, Fine of $65,000 in Brampton

December 10, 2019 4:00 P.M. Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Android-Brampton LLC, a Brampton company that provides module assembly and supply chain management services used in vehicles.  Location: The company’s facility at 14 Precidio Court, Brampton. Description of Offence: A worker received a critical injury when machinery fell and struck the worker. Date of Offence: July 12, 2018. Date of...

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Mushroom Grower Fined $90,000 After Worker Pulled into Conveyor

December 9, 2019 3:00 P.M. Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Highline Produce Limited, a business that grows and sells mushrooms at two locations in Ontario; head office 715 Mersea Road 5, RR 3, Leamington, Ontario (mailing address 66 Wellington Street West, TD Bank Tower, Suite 5300, Toronto, Ontario). Location: The company’s growing facility at 339 Conley Road, Wellington/Prince Edward County, Ontario. Description of Offence: A...

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Ontario Supporting Economic Growth, New Jobs in the Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes and Northumberland Region

New partnership to create training and job opportunities in the local aerospace sector December 6, 2019 9:30 A.M. Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development PETERBOROUGH — Ontario’s Government is supporting a new training partnership project in the Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes and Northumberland Region that will unlock up to 100 jobs in aerospace and aviation sector. “People in this region should take note. The Aviation/Aerospace sector is expanding here...

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Attracting and Retaining Millennials Key to Future of Skilled Trades

New Health and Safety Approach One Option for Construction Sector December 5, 2019 8:40 A.M. Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development TORONTO – Employers in the construction sector need to find new ways to talk to millennials if they are going to solve a looming skilled trades shortage. “Young people have different attitudes towards life and work than the generations before them,” said Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills...

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Worker Caught in Rubble, Company Fined $65,000 in Thunder Bay District

November 28, 2019 4:30 P.M. Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: 1481410 Ontario Limited carrying on business as SL Marketing, PO Box 836, 25 Peter Street, Orillia, Ontario. Location of Worksite: The former Kraft Paper Mill at 1 Baker Road, Red Rock, in the Thunder Bay District in northwestern Ontario. Description of Offence: A worker suffered a non-life-threatening injury when a concrete structure collapsed on top of the worker’s...

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Worker Killed in Excavation, $150,000 Fine for Contracting Company

November 27, 2019 4:30 P.M. Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Kurtis Smith Excavating Inc., a sewer and watermain contractor, 225 Industrial Park Drive, Brussels, Ontario. Location of Worksite: A construction project at 45415 Perth Line 86, west of the town of Listowel. Description of Offence: A worker was killed when a 1,600-pound bollard made of steel and cement fell into an excavation and struck a worker. Date of Offence: May...

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Moving Equipment Causes Injuries, $65,000 Fine for London Mill

November 25, 2019 4:00 P.M. Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Great Lakes Copper Ltd., 1010 Clarke Road, London, Ontario, a company that operates a copper tube mill. Location: The company’s manufacturing facility at 1010 Clarke Road, London. Description of Offence: A worker suffered critical injuries when a machine was unintentionally activated. Date of Offence: October 17, 2018. Date of Conviction: November 25...

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