Construction site fatality results in $90,000 fine for construction company

Convicted: Dominus Construction (2005) Corporation, 56 The Esplanade, Suite 308, Toronto, Ontario, a construction company. Location: A condominium construction project at 25 Queens Quay East, Toronto, Ontario. Description of Offence: A person (not a worker) entered a building and fell down an elevator shaft, later sucuumbing to injuries. No signs were posted on the site warning of danger or that entry was forbidden, as required by law. Date of Offence: May 17, 2016. Date of Conviction: July 27...

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Worker killed in fall, restoration company fined $125,000

Convicted: Universal Structural Restoration Ltd. (USRL), a construction restoration company specializing in balcony reconstruction, waterproofing, garage slab rehabilitation and structural repairs, 435 Bowes Road, Concord, Ontario. Location: A worksite at 717 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario. Description of Offence: A worker who was on the platform of a boom was killed when the boom lost stablility and tipped over. Date of Offence: August 19, 2016. Date of Conviction: July 23...

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Worker’s death results in $100,000 fine for Campbellford company

Convicted: Mintech Marketing Inc., 64 Tanner Industrial Park, Campbellford, Ontario, a company that collects and resells post-production plastic and other waste products. Location: The company’s facility at 64 Tanner Industrial Park in Campbellford. Description of Offence: A young worker died after a transport trailer fell while the worker was using a propane torch to melt and clear frozen ground around the trailer. Date of Offence: January 16, 2017. Date of Conviction: July 18...

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Grade operator, construction company fined in worker injury in Hamilton

Convicted: CRH Canada Group/Groupe CRH Canada Inc. operating as Dufferin Construction Company, 435 Rue Jean-Neveu, Longueil, Quebec, and William James Price operating as Bill Price Grader Rentals, 75 Waterford Crescent, Stoney Creek, Ontario. Location: Section of Upper Sherman Avenue in Hamilton, Ontario. Description of Offence: A worker involved in the reconstruction of a road was critically injured when a grader operating in reverse ran over the worker. Date of Offence: October 5, 2016. Date...

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Electrical shock to worker results in $80,000 fine

Convicted: CBRE Limited, 145 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario. Location of Workplace: Roberta Bondar Place, an office building at 70 Foster Drive, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Description of Offence: A worker was shocked by electricity while changing a 347-volt fluorescent lighting ballast. The employer failed to provide adequate information, instruction or supervision to the worker. Power to the electrical equipment was not locked out. Date of Offence: March 31, 2015. Date of Conviction:...

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Worker dragged by vehicle, company fined $65,000

Convicted: Orica Canada Inc., 199 Bay Street, Commerce Court West, Suite 5300, Toronto, Ontario, a provider of services to the mining industry. Location of Workplace: At Goldcorp’s Hollinger Pit in Timmins, Ontario. Description of Offence: A worker was dragged some distance while the worker was still attached to safety equipment hooked up to a moving vehicle. Date of Offence: March 20, 2017. Date of Conviction: June 28, 2018. Penalty Imposed: Following a guilty plea, the company was...

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Flash fire injures worker, Orangeville company fined $60,000

Convicted: Roto-Mill Inc., 560 Riddell Road, Orangeville, Ontario, a company specializing in asphalt road reclamation and recycling, asphalt milling, concrete scarifying and rumble strip alert warnings systems. Location: The parking lot of a race track located at 1716 Main Street East/Highway 3, Port Colborne, Ontario. Description of Offence: A worker suffered injuries from hot asphalt while working on a tanker truck. Date of Offence: June 23, 2016. Date of Conviction: June 22...

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Worker injury results in $60,000 fine for Bolton manufacturer

Convicted: Multivans Inc., 13289 Colleraine Drive, Bolton, Ontario, a company that manufactures truck bodies. Location: The Multivans facility at 13289 Colleraine Drive, Bolton. Description of Offence: A worker suffered critical injuries while using an angle grinder. Date of Offence: March 11, 2017. Date of Conviction: June 25, 2018. Penalty Imposed: Following a guilty plea, the company was fined $60,000 by Justice of the Peace Stephen C. Budaci in Caledon court; Crown Counsel Judy L...

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Death of worker in fall results in $100,000 fine for Windsor roofing company

Convicted: Rauth Roofing Limited, a company that installs, replaces and maintains primarily flat roofs on commercial and industrial buildings in Windsor and Essex County. Location: A commercial building on Dougall Avenue in Windsor. Description of Offence: A worker fell through an opening in the roof and later died from the injuries. Date of Offence: July 15, 2016. Date of Conviction: June 21, 2018. Penalty Imposed: Following a guilty plea, the company was fined $100,000 by Justice of the...

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Worker dies in wall collapse, company fined $115,000

Convicted: SMID Construction Ltd., a general construction contractor, 460 Finley Avenue, Ajax, Ontario. Location of Workplace: A residence on Pine Crescent in Toronto. Description of Offence: A worker was killed when an excavated dirt wall collapsed due to lack of support. Date of Offence: October 31, 2016. Date of Conviction: June 21, 2018. Penalty Imposed: Following a guilty plea, the company was fined $115,000 in Toronto court, 70 Centre Avenue, by Justice of the Peace Chris...

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