Worker’s Fall from Catwalk Results in $65,000 Fine for Quarry Operator

April 7, 2021 Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: James Dick Construction Limited, registered head office 14442 Regional Road 50, Caledon, Ontario. The company owns and operates a limestone quarry at 2324 Concession A, Brechin, Township of Ramara. Location of Workplace: The Ramara quarry, which is classified as a mine. Description of Offence: A worker fell into a quarry when a catwalk gave way. The catwalk had not been maintained in a safe condition. Date...

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Ontario Setting Up Apprentices and Employers for Success

Province‚Äôs expanded apprenticeship programs will build a robust, skilled workforce March 5, 2021 Labour, Training and Skills Development TORONTO – The Ontario government is investing $47 million in 2021-22 to hire more apprentices, improve the quality of training and help them complete their training and certification through the new Achievement Incentive Program and the expanded Apprenticeship Capital Grant. These programs...

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Worker Injury Results in $50,000 Fine for Toronto Food Products Producer

March 1, 2021 Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Select Food Products, Limited, 120 Sunrise Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, an industrial establishment that manufactures, produces and packages food products (sauces and condiments). Location of Workplace: 120 Sunrise Avenue, Toronto. Description of Offence: A worker was injured while trying to remove a stuck label on a labeler machine. The labeler machine was not equipped with a guard that prevented access to the...

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Death of Supervisor Results in $200,000 Fine for Hamilton Construction Company

Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: McNally Construction Inc., head office 1855 Barton Street East, Hamilton, Ontario, a business in the construction and tunnelling industry. Description of Offence: A worker was fatally injured when a mini-excavator being operated in a pipe tipped over. The mini-excavator did not have the required cab or screen, which might have protected the worker. Date of Offences: June 21, 2018. Date of Conviction: February 11...

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Strapping Machine Injury Results in $65,000 Fine for Mill Operator

February 9, 2021 Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Norbord Inc., 1 Toronto Street, Suite #600, Toronto, Ontario, an international company that produces wood-based products, including Oriented Strand Board (OSB), a type of engineered wood. Location of Workplace: A mill operated by Norbord Inc. at 181 Nighswander Road in Berwick, Ontario (Rainy River District). Description of Offence: A worker was injured when a machine activated unexpectedly. The machine...

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Bolton Company Fined $50,000 After Worker Injured by Collapsing Structure

February 8, 2021 Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Rafat General Contracting Inc., 8850 George Bolton Parkway, Bolton, Ontario, a company that provides excavation, demolition and other services to the construction industry. Location of Worksite: A multi-storey building at 720-728 Yonge Street in Toronto that was being renovated. Description of Offence: A steel structure assembly collapsed, injuring a worker who was doing work in an existing vacant...

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Brantford Company Fined $50,000 for Injuries to Two Workers

January 29, 2021 Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Lorik Tool & Automation Inc., 19 Copernicus Boulevard, Brantford, Ontario, a small business and manufacturer of custom automated machinery. Location of Worksite: The company’s premises at 19 Copernicus Boulevard in Brantford, Ontario. Description of Offence: Two workers were injured when a heavy electrical panel fell over while it was being moved. The employer failed to ensure that there was...

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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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