Conveyor injury in Mississauga results in $75,000 fine

Convicted: K-G Spray-Pak Inc., a manufacturer and packager of aerosol products, 199 Bay Street, Commerce Court West, Suite 5300, Toronto Ontario (registered head office). Workplace Location: The company’s plant at 7550 Kimbel Street, Mississauga, Ontario. Description of Offence: A worker was injured after being caught in a conveyor belt. Date of Offence: June 12, 2017. Date of Conviction: October 16, 2018. Penalty Imposed: Following a guilty plea, the company was fined $75,000 by...

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Worker fatality results in $325,000 fine for company

Convicted: Coco Paving Inc., 949 Wilson Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, a heavy civil construction company. Location: A road reconstruction project on Highway 7 near Sciberras Road in Markham, Ontario. Description of Offence: A worker was killed when steel casing rolled while being moved by a forklift. Date of Offence: November 2, 2015. Date of Conviction: September 28, 2018; Sentencing: October 15, 2018. Penalty Imposed: Following a trial, the company was fined $325,000 in Newmarket court by...

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Fatal fall results in $150,000 fine for Windsor company

Convicted: Vollmer Inc., 3822 Sandwich Street, a multi-trade construction contractor located in Windsor. Location of Workplace: A commercial/industrial building on Kew Drive in Windsor. Description of Offence: A worker was killed after falling through a skylight in a building that was having new electrical equipment installed. Date of Offence: November 3, 2016. Date of Conviction: October 12, 2018. Penalty Imposed: Following a guilty plea, Vollmer Inc. was fined $150,000 by Justice of the...

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Worker caught in machinery, company fined $80,000 in Bracebridge court

Convicted: Uponor Infra Ltd., a company that manufactures plastic piping, 1 King Street West. 10thfloor, Commerce Place, Hamilton, Ontario (registered office address). Location: The company’s industrial facility at 37 Centre Street North, Huntsville. Description of Offence: A worker suffered critical injuries after being pulled into a machine while it was still in operation. Date of Offence: March 25, 2017. Date of Conviction: September 12, 2018. Penalty Imposed: Following a guilty...

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Tickner: Keeping workers safe

Since 1989, Tickner & Associates has delivered the highest level of customer service to our clients’ health and safety programs, enabling them to focus on their core business; operational excellence will follow. A comprehensive approach is critical for workplace health and safety, and its benefits will go beyond compliance. Each and every employer has no greater responsibility than to ensure that every worker goes home to his or her family at the end of the day. That’s why efforts in...

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Have you been saddled with a WSIB surcharge? We can help.

  The finite valuations of the CAD-7 program can have devastating affects to an employer’s bottom line, resulting in dire financial implications for thousands of companies engaged in the construction industry. So how can business owners, employers, managers and construction site supervisors help to lower accident rates, encourage a more positive health and safety climate, create greater awareness of workplace risks and help put a lid on the spiraling costs of WSIB surcharges? The answer...

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TTC faces workplace safety charges in death of track worker

By Ben Spurr Transportation Reporter Tues., Oct. 2, 2018 The provincial government has charged the TTC with violating provincial safety regulations in the death of a track worker last fall, the Star has learned. The transit agency has been charged with three offences under the Occupational Health and Safety Act in relation to the Oct. 1, 2017, incident that killed Tom Dedes, according to a summons from the ministry dated Sept. 24, 2018. Tom Dedes, an 18-year veteran at the TTC, died in...

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Prison time for contractor a first in Quebec

September 20, 2018|Written By Mark Cardwell Éric Thibaudeau, a partner in Langlois lawyers’ Montreal, says police are now doing investigations on serious workplace incidents in Quebec. The 18-month sentence handed down Tuesday to a Quebec contractor who was convicted of manslaughter earlier this year for the death of an employee under his direct supervision on a work site is a first in Quebec legal history. Lawyers familiar with the years-old case say it should serve as both a...

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Mine worker injured by equipment, company fined $70,000

Convicted: FNX Mining Company Inc. o/a KGHM International (FNX); head office 66 Wellington Street West, Toronto, Ontario. Location: The company’s copper ore mine (Morrison Mine) near Onaping (Sudbury area), Ontario. Description of Offence: A worker suffered critical injury while riding in the bucket of a scooptram (similar to a front-end loader). Date of Offence: January 11, 2017. Date of Conviction: September 7, 2018. Penalty Imposed: Following a guilty plea, the company was fined...

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Ikea worker injured by trolleys, company fined $55,000 in Toronto

Convicted: IKEA Canada Ltd., a home furnishings retail store chain. Location: The IKEA retail store at 15 Provost Drive, Toronto. Description of Offence: A worker was critically injured while moving shopping trolleys. Date of Offence: February 25, 2017. Date of Conviction: August 23, 2018. Penalty Imposed: Following a guilty plea, IKEA Canada was fined $55,000 by Justice of the Peace Ruby Wong in Old City Hall (60 Queen Street West), in Toronto; Crown Counsel Judy L. Chan. The court also...

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