City of Toronto Fined $60,000 For Safety Violations

TORONTO, ON – The City of Toronto pleaded guilty and has been fined $60,000 for safety violations at the Toronto Police Marine Unit premises. On or about February 5, 2017, the Ministry of Labour was notified of an incident involving a worker employed by a heating, ventilation and air conditioning contractor. The contractor was performing work at the marine unit at 259 Queens Quay West, which is owned by the city. The worker had been using a fixed ladder to access the mechanical area of...

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Company Fined $50,000 After Foundry Worker Injured

PERTH, ON – A foundry employer pleaded guilty and has been fined $50,000 after a worker suffered a permanent injury while working with molten metal. The incident took place at Grenville Castings, a foundry premises located at 1 Conlon Drive in Perth. The business is a manufacturer of aluminum caster automotive parts. Grenville Castings is operated by Magna Structural Systems Inc. with offices in Aurora. On May 9, 2015, a worker sustained injuries to a hand while working at the Perth...

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Logistics Company Fined $75,000 After Worker Suffers Permanent Injury

WHITBY, ON – A Pickering employer pleaded guilty and was fined $75,000 after a worker suffered a permanent injury while operating a reach truck in a warehouse facility. The incident took place on May 10, 2016, at Aspect Retail Logistics Inc., located at 1400 Church Street in Pickering. Aspect carries on business providing logistics services out of its Pickering facility. A worker was operating a reach truck in the main receiving aisle and was attempting to make a left turn while...

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Concrete Company Fined $70,000 After Worker Injured By Industrial Hose

KINGSTON, ON – A Kingston-area company pleaded guilty and was fined $70,000 after a worker was injured by an industrial hose on a concrete pump truck. The incident took place at Sousa Ready Mix Inc.’s premises in Glenburnie, north of Kingston. The company is involved in the ready mix concrete business, including concrete forming and transportation. On April 18, 2016, a worker was in the process of cleaning the outlet hose of a concrete pump truck.  The process typically involves...

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Employer Jailed To 30 Days Jail After Worker Injured

BRAMPTON, ONTARIO – Ji Nan Li, carrying on business as Yi Yi Construction, was sentenced to 30 days in jail after a worker was seriously injured by a fall. On December 3, 2015, a worker employed by Ji Nan Li was working on the roof of a construction project located at 7 Burlwood Road in Brampton. The worker was wearing a harness attached to lanyard, which was connected to a lifeline. In order to move to a different area of the roof, the worker detached the lanyard from the lifeline and...

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Maple Leaf Foods Inc. Fined $120,000 After Worker Injured

HAMILTON, ONTARIO – Maple Leaf Foods Inc. pleaded guilty and was fined $120,000 after a worker was injured. On March 23, 2016, a Maple Leaf Foods worker was preparing to dump deboned chicken into a hopper for processing at the company’s facility at 440 Glover Road South in Hannon. The chicken was loaded onto a pallet in a large cardboard and plastic box called a “combo.” The worker placed the pallet in the processing equipment so that it could be raised and dumped in the...

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Electrical Company Fined $70,000 After Workers Injured

LONDON, ON – Entegrus Powerlines Inc., a Chatham electrical utility contractor, pleaded guilty and has been fined $70,000 after two workers received electrical burns. On August 11, 2016, a six-person crew was changing a switch on a utility pole on Head Street North in Strathroy. The final steps for installing the new switch involved forming thick copper leads that would attach the switch to live 16,000-kV power lines. The safety cover on the lines was removed during this time and not...

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Town Of Innisfil Fined $100,000 After Worker Suffers Critical Injuries

BARRIE, ON – The Corporation of the Town of Innisfil pleaded guilty and has been fined $100,000 after a worker was critically injured by a large shelving unit that was being moved by a loader equipped with forks. On January 27, 2016, three workers employed by the town in its operations department were moving equipment and machinery from the maintenance and storage bay at the Innisfil Public Works building to the new Innisfil Operations Centre; the old building was slated for demolition...

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Miner Thrown, Killed By Vehicle, Company Fined $200,000 In Death

SUDBURY, ON – Glencore Canada Corporation, owner-operator of the Nickel Rim South Mine, pleaded guilty and has been fined $200,000 in the death of a worker who was run over by a vehicle. The incident took place on October 20, 2015, at Glencore’s base metal mine near Sudbury, which produces nickel and copper ore. A worker was operating a machine known as a load haul dump (LHD) used in the underground operation to move broken rock or ore. While operating the LHD on a ramp, it appeared...

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LRT Construction Firms Face $4M In Fines For Alleged Workplace Safety Violations

CBC News Posted: Aug 03, 2017 7:23 AM ETLast Updated: Aug 03, 2017 4:26 PM ET Several companies building Ottawa’s light rail line could be facing serious fines after being charged with workplace safety violations that allegedly broke the province’s health and safety act. Ottawa Light Rail Transit Constructors (OLTRC), a consortium consisting of multiple firms, was charged with eight counts under the Occupational Health and Safety Act on May 10, 2017, Ontario’s Ministry of...

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