Three Companies Fined Total Of $460,000 After Worker Injured During Windsor Detention Facility Construction

Convicted: Three defendants: Bondfield Construction Company Limited, 407 Basaltic Road, Concord, Ontario, and the contractor in charge of the project. J.M.R. Electric Ltd., 137 Thames Road East, Exeter, Ontario, contracted by Bondfield to perform electrical installations at the project. Toromont Industries Ltd., 3131 Highway 7 West, Concord, Ontario, contracted with J.M.R. Electric for a portion of the electrical work and the employer of the injured worker. Location (workplace): 4819 8th...

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Roofing Manufacturer Fined $85,000 in Brampton Court After Worker Injury

Convicted: IKO Industries Ltd., a manufacturer of roofing products, 1 Yorkdale Road, Suite 602, Toronto, Ontario (corporate address). Location: IKO facility at 71 Orenda Road, Brampton. Description of Offence: A worker suffered critical injuries after material used to make asphalt roofing products poured out of the hopper of a machine that was believed to be empty. Date of Offence: June 7, 2016. Date of Conviction: November 14, 2017. Penalty Imposed IKO Industries Ltd. was fined $85,000 by...

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Brampton Steel Company Fined $70,000 After Worker Injury

Convicted: Steelcon Fabrication Inc., 62 Progress Court, Brampton; in the business of manufacturing and supplying structural steel beams and columns. Location: 62 Progress Court, Brampton. Description of Offence: A worker received critical injuries while moving steel beams onto a flatbed trailer. Date of Offence: July 11, 2016. Date of Conviction: November 14, 2017. Conviction under Section 45(b) of Ontario Regulation 851 (the Industrial Establishments Regulation) which provides that materials...

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Company Fined $60,000 In Eglinton Crosstown Wall Collapse

Convicted: Delsan – A.I.M. Environmental Services Inc., 7825 Henri-Bourassa Boulevard East, Montreal, Quebec Location: 874-876 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto (Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit project) Description of Offence: Workers were directing pedestrian traffic while a wall on the project site was being demolished. While a worker was escorting pedestrians underneath an overhead protection, the wall under demolition collapsed, injuring one worker and a number of...

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Construction Safety Concerns Continue For Parents At Toronto School

A midtown Toronto parent fears student safety concerns aren’t being heard after he encountered an apparently unsecured construction site steps away John Fisher Junior Public School. A midtown Toronto parent fears student safety concerns aren’t being heard after he encountered an apparently unsecured construction site steps away John Fisher Junior Public School. Stavros Rougas was on his way to pick up his son from school Tuesday afternoon, when he noticed the front gate to the...

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Baked Goods Company Fined $70,000 After Worker Injured By Dough Machine

Convicted: FGF Brands Inc., 475 North Rivermede Road, Concord, Ontario, a commercial food manufacturing company that produces baked goods Location of Workplace: 100 Locke Street, Concord, Ontario Description of Offence: A temporary worker was trapped and injured by a dough machine that had been started up while cleaning was being done. Date of Offence: July 30, 2016 Date of Conviction: October 13, 2017, in Provincial Offences Court/Ontario Court of Justice, 465 Davis Drive, Courtroom T2...

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Lafarge Canada Inc. Fined $115,000 After Contract Worker Suffers Electrical Shock

Convicted: Lafarge Canada Inc., 6509 Airport Road, Mississauga, Ontario Location: Lafarge cement plant, 6501 Highway 33, Bath, Ontario  Description of Offence: A contract worker received an electrical shock after coming into direct contact with 47,500 volts of electricity. The power supply to the device was not disconnected, locked out of service and tagged before any work was done, contrary to Ontario Regulation 851/90 (the Industrial Establishments Regulation) and the Occupational Health and...

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Toronto Metal Fabrication Company Fined $50,000 After Worker Injured By Machine

Convicted: Drummond Metal Fabrication Ltd., formerly known as Repath Industries Ltd., 39 Drummond St., Toronto, Ontario Location of Workplace: 205 Adesso Drive, Vaughan, Ontario  Date of Offence: October 21, 2015 Description of Offences: A temporary worker at a metal fabrication plant was critically injured while operating a metal-polishing lathe. Under Ontario’s health and safety laws the worker should have been protected from injury by a shield or barrier and should have been provided...

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Toronto Crane Company Fined $95,000 After Worker Fatality

Convicted: Toronto Crane Service Inc., 360A Deerhide Crescent, Toronto, Ontario Location of workplace: 3761 Highway 89 West, Innisfil, Ontario Date of Offence: June 22, 2016 Description of Offence: Part of a tower crane that was being taken apart tipped over and fell on a worker, who suffered fatal injuries. Date of Conviction: September 6, 2017 in Provincial Offences Court/Ontario Court of Justice, 45 Cedar Point Drive, Courtroom 2, Barrie, by Justice of the Peace Ann C. Forfar; Crown Counsel...

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Windsor Roofing Company Fined In Young Worker Fatality

Convicted: Dayus Roofing Inc., 5120 Halford Road, Windsor, Ontario Location of workplace: Menard Street, Windsor  Description of Offence: A young worker fell from the roof of a house that was being re-shingled. A lanyard was apparently detached from a safety line at the time. The young worker was hospitalized for over six months but did not regain consciousness and passed away.  Date of Offence: December 11, 2015  Date of Conviction: July 17, 2017  Penalty Imposed Dayus Roofing Inc...

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