Vixman Construction Ltd Sentenced to $125,000 fine and 18 Months Probation After Workplace Fatality at Billy Bishop Airport, Toronto

Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Vixman Construction Ltd., 4919 7th Line, RR#4 Rockwood, ON. Location of Workplace: Billy Bishop Airport, Toronto, ON. Description of Offence: failing as employer to ensure measures and procedures prescribed in section 26.6 (2) and 26.6(3) of O. Reg. 213/91 were carried out, contrary to section 25(1)(c) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Date of Offences: March 27, 2018. Date of...

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Ontario Construction Safety Blitz Begins

Inspectors Targeting Personal Protective Equipment as Part of Safety Push Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development TORONTO – Ontario workplace inspectors are launching a safety blitz focusing on construction sites, Monte McNaughton, the Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development announced. “We’re doing this to save lives,” said Minister McNaughton. “One death on a jobsite is one too many. I want everyone in this province to know...

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Threads of Life presentation leaves a deep impression on workers

No job is worth dying for. That’s the message C.K. DesGrosseilliers wanted workers to take back to the job with them following a recent injury prevention presentation at the nearly completed, twin-high-rise project at Eglinton Ave. and Don Mills Rd. DesGrosseilliers, a volunteer speaker with Threads of Life – a national registered charity dedicated to supporting families after a workplace fatality, life-altering injury or occupational disease as well as preventing such...

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Fall on Stairs Injures Worker, $60,000 Fine for Karmax in Aurora

January 24, 2020 2:50 P.M. Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Magna International Inc. operating as Karmax Heavy Stamping, 337 Magna Drive, Aurora, Ontario, a manufacturer  of automotive parts. Location of Workplace: The company’s plant facility at 333 Market Drive, Milton, Ontario. Description of Offence: A worker fell and was injured while simultaneously carrying a part and climbing stairs to reach the top of a...

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Working with Asbestos: What You Need to Know

The Ministry of Labour’s latest video shows what you need to know when working near asbestos. Asbestos kills more workers than any other occupational hazard, including traumatic deaths in construction. All workplace parties, including workers, have a shared responsibility in reducing the risk of exposure. Owners, employers and constructors must ensure workers are safe on the job and are not exposed to asbestos, this includes following the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the...

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Death of Worker, Injuries to Others Result in $175,000 Fine to Windsor Concrete Manufacturer

January 22, 2020 2:00 P.M. Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Prestressed Systems Inc. (PSI Inc.), 4955 Walker Road, Windsor, Ontario, a manufacturer of pre-stressed and pre-cast concrete products. Location of workplace: 5058 Walker Road, Windsor, Ontario. Description of Offence: One worker was killed and another seriously injured when anchor plates being used in the construction of a bridge girder slid from their supports and failed...

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ArcelorMittal Dofasco Fined $290,000 After Two Workplace Incidents in Hamilton

January 17, 2020 2:30 P.M. Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: ArcelorMittal Dofasco MP Inc., 1330 Burlington Street East, Hamilton, Ontario, a manufacturer of steel products for the automotive and other industries. ArcelorMittal along with ArcelorMittal Canada Inc. are the partners which form ArcelorMittal Dofasco G.P. Location of Workplace: 1330 Burlington Street East, Hamilton, Ontario. Description of Offence: In two separate incidents, two...

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Worker Fatality in Wood Drying Kiln Results in $225,000 Fine for Flooring Manufacturer

January 13, 2020 2:00 P.M. Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Satin Finish Hardwood Flooring, Limited (now known as Prodtor Inc.), a manufacturer of pre-finished hardwood flooring, 15 Fenmar Drive, Toronto, Ontario. Location: The company’s leased industrial manufacturing facility at 15 Fenmar Drive, Toronto. Description of Offence: A worker died after becoming trapped in an operating wood drying kiln. Date of Offence: December...

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Worker Critically Injured in Explosion, $70,000 Fine for Steel Fabricator in Sudbury Area

January 13, 2020 1:00 P.M. Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Noront Steel (1981) Limited, Walden Industrial Park, Copper Cliff, Ontario, operator of a steel fabrication facility. Location: The company’s facility at 100 Noront Road in the City of Greater Sudbury. Description of Offence: A worker received critical injuries when a steel drum exploded into flames. Date of Offence: August 24, 2018. Date of...

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Lumber Mill Fatality in Chapleau Results in $250,000 Fine For Mill Owners

January 8, 2020 2:00 P.M. Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Rayonier A.M. Canada Industries Inc., 4 Place Ville-Marie, Ste. 100, Montreal, Quebec, owner and operator of a softwood lumber mill in Chapleau, Ontario. Rayonier acquired the mill from Tembec Industries Inc., which operated the mill under the name Ryam Lumber, on May 31, 2018. Location: The company’s lumber mill at 175 Planer Road, Chapleau. Description of Offence: A worker...

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