Injury On Cutting Machine Results In $60,000 In Fines For Scarborough Noodle Company

Convicted: Hung Wang Foods Inc., a company that operates a noodle manufacturing facility, and Fred King-Cheong Fung, a director of the company. Location: A company facility at 751 Warden Avenue, Scarborough, Ontario. Description of Offence: A worker suffered injury while attempting to clear dough that was jammed in a noodle cutting machine. Date of Offence: August 30, 2016. Date of Conviction: March 15, 2018. Penalty Imposed: Following a guilty plea, Hung Wang Foods Inc. was fined $50,000 and...

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Company Fined $170,000 After Death Of Worker at Orillia Quarry

Convicted: Walker Aggregates Inc., 2800 Thorold Townline Road, Niagara Falls, Ontario, carrying on business producing limestone, sand and gravel from 15 quarries in southwestern Ontario. Location: A Walker Aggregates quarry at 2646 Nichols Line, Orillia, Ontario. Description of Offence: A worker was killed after being pulled into moving machinery. Date of Offence: February 6, 2017. Date of Conviction: March 12, 2018. Penalty Imposed: Following a guilty plea, Walker Aggregates Inc. was fined...

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Worker Fatality In Brampton, Company Fined $175,000

Convicted: Dematic Limited, a company that provides supply chain automation, material handling, warehouse management, logistics, software & IT, and consulting services, with workplaces in Mississauga and Waterloo, Ontario.Location: A worksite – a warehouse under construction – in Brampton, Ontario. Description of Offence: A worker became pinned between the guardrail of a work platform and a steel structure and died from the injuries. Date of Offence: August 9, 2016. Date of...

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Worker Struck By Flying Metal, $60,000 Fine For Montreal Company

Convicted: Lexsuco 2010 Corporation/Corporation Lexsuco 2010, 1100 Boulevard Cremazie Est., Bureau 805, Montreal, Quebec, a company that manufactures and distributes commercial roofing products throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. Location: A Lexsuco workplace located at 3275 Orlando Drive, Mississauga, Ontario. Description of Offence:  A worker suffered injuries after a cutting tool caught on a piece of copper that then struck the worker. Date of Offence: May 31, 2016. Date of...

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Worker Burned By Asphalt, Guelph Company Fined $70,000

Convicted: 2228977 Ontario Inc., operating as R&N Maintenance also known as Rann Maintenance, 8066 Wellington Road 124, RR#1, Guelph, Ontario. The company is in the business of road maintenance. Location of Incident: Intersection of Danforth Avenue and Logan Avenue, Toronto, Ontario. Description of Offence: A worker received critical injuries after a kettle with molten asphalt sealant was spilled. Date of Offence: September 26, 2016. Date of Conviction: March 1, 2018. Penalty...

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Worker Pulled Into Traffic And Injured, Employer Fined $50,000

Convicted: Liqui-Force Services (Ontario) Inc., 2015 Spinks Drive, Kingsville, Ontario, a company that operates a no-dig, pipeline rehabilitation service and offers complete pipeline system inspection, assessment, rehabilitation and maintenance. Location: A worksite on O’Neil Street (a residential street) in Chatham, Ontario. Description of Offence: A worker received critical injuries after being pulled into moving traffic by a cable. Date of Offence: February 28, 2017. Date of...

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First Nickel Inc. Fined $1.3 Million After Two Workers Killed At Mine

Convicted: First Nickel Inc., 1000 Gordon Lake Road, Chelmsford, Ontario, a mining company. Location: Lockerby Mine, Chelmsford, Ontario. Description of Offence: Two workers died after a fall of material. Date of Offence: May 6, 2014. Date of Sentence: February 20, 2018. Penalty Imposed:  Following a trial, the company was fined $1.3 million by JudgeDavid Stone in Sudbury court; Crown Counsel David McCaskill. The court also imposed a 25-per-cent victim fine surcharge as required by the...

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Two Companies Fined A Total Of $285,000 After Worker Fatally Electrocuted By Overhead Lines

Convicted: PGC Services Inc., 180 Ram Forest Road, Gormley, Ontario, a company that provides hydro vacuum excavation to the construction and utilities industries; K-Line Maintenance & Construction Limited, 12731 Highway 48, Stouffville, Ontario, a company that provides design, procurement, construction and maintenance services for overhead distribution lines. Location: A K-Line construction project located along the north side of Highway 7 east of Dufferin Street in Thornhill. Description...

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Company Fined $125,000 For Death Of Worker Struck By Falling Conveyor Frame

Convicted: R. J. Cyr Company Inc., 5015 Eighth Concession Road, RR#3, Maidstone, Ontario, is a metal fabrication company that specializes in conveyors. Location: The company’s facility in Maidstone, Ontario. Description of Offence: A worker was killed while lifting conveyor frames with a crane and placing them on a support structure. The materials should have been clamped to the support structure before detaching the crane. Date of Offence: November 16, 2016. Date of Conviction: February...

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Dump Truck Tips Over, Mine Company Fined $70,000 For Worker’s Injuries

Convicted: Detour Gold Corporation, 199 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario. Location: Workplace: Detour Lake Gold mine, about 185 km northeast of Cochrane, Ontario. Description of Offence: A worker hauling rocks in a dump truck being operated in reverse was critically injured when the truck fell and flipped over on its roof. There was no berm (protective barrier) to support the truck and the road gave way beneath the truck. Date of Offence: August 24, 2014. Date of Conviction: November 27...

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