Toronto Company Fined $60,000 For Ignoring Orders to Address Safety Violations

Convicted: Rex Pak Limited, 85 Thornmount Drive, Toronto, Ontario Type of Business and Location: Industrial establishment specializing in dry food blending and packaging with 30 production lines and three operational blend rooms at 85 Thornmount Drive, Toronto Description of Offence: The company failed to comply with orders issued by a Ministry of Labour health and safety inspector to eliminate in-running nip hazards and pinch points that could endanger the safety of workers. Failure to provide...

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Thomson Construction Fined $50,000 After Worker Suffers Critical Injuries From Fall

  Convicted: Thomson Construction Ltd., 6904 London Line, Watford, Ontario Location of Workplace: Thirteen Mile Road, Township of Middlesex Centre, Ontario Date of Offence: November 4, 2015 Description of Offence: A worker fell from the roof of a barn under construction to the ground, suffering critical injuries. Under Ontario’s health and safety laws the worker should have been protected from falling with a properly-used fall arrest system.  Date of Conviction: October 2...

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Toronto Plastics Company, Supervisor, Fined After Worker Suffers Permanent Injury

TORONTO, ON – An employer and a supervisor pleaded guilty and were fined a total of $53,000 after a temporary worker was permanently injured on a forklift. The incident took place on April 28, 2016, at Regency Plastics Company Limited located at 358 Flint Road in Toronto. The company manufactures industrial polyethylene packaging. A temporary worker and a permanent worker had been assigned a task on the other side of the establishment. In order to get there, the permanent worker operated...

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Maple Leaf Foods Fined $110,000 After Worker Injured In Fall

WOODSTOCK, ON – Maple Leaf Foods Inc./Les Aliments Maple Leaf Inc. pleaded guilty and was fined $110,000 after a worker was injured in a fall from a loading dock. The incident took place at the company’s facility located at 149 Brock Street in Thamesford on September 4, 2015. An employee for a rental company arrived on site to service a one-person lift called a Genie GR-12 which is used for warehousing, transporting and general maintenance. A truck was parked on a dock to move the...

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Brampton Automaker Fined $140,000 After Worker Injured By Press

BRAMPTON, ON – Automaker FCA Canada Inc., part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, pleaded guilty and was fined $140,000 after a worker received head injuries when bolts failed on a transfer press undergoing maintenance. The incident took place on July 26, 2015, at the company’s assembly plant in Brampton. A worker was performing annual preventative maintenance work on a transfer press known as the D-Line Press, a machine used to manufacture automobile door and fender panels...

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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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