Statement from Ontario’s occupational health and safety system on workplace safety

  The following statement was released on April 3 by Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn, Chief Prevention Officer Ron Kelusky and Infrastructure Health & Safety Association President and CEO Enzo Garritano: In the past few months, there has been a spike in workplace fatalities involving falls from heights. The families of these workers have been needlessly devastated by the loss of their loved ones. As long as one family’s son or daughter fails to come home because of an incident at...

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Concrete pumper injures worker, Manotick company fined $70,000

Convicted: Manotick Concrete Inc., 1249 River Road, Manotick, Ontario, provides concrete forming and foundation supplies to both commercial and residential customers. Location: The worksite was a home in Greely, Ontario, where a concrete foundation was being poured by the company. Description of Offence: A worker suffered critical injuries while working as part of a crew pouring concrete into formwork during the construction of the walls of a single family home. Date of Offence: August 10...

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Death of pedestrian results in $195,000 fine to Sudbury company

Convicted: Interpaving Limited, 885 Regent Street, Suite 2-1B, Sudbury, Ontario, a company contracted to undertake watermain improvements and repaving in downtown Sudbury. Location: A worksite located on Elgin Street, Sudbury, between Larch Street and Ste. Anne Road. Description of Offence: A pedestrian was killed after being struck by a road grader that was reversing. Date of Offence: September 30, 2015. Date of Conviction: March 28, 2018. Penalty Imposed: Following a guilty plea, the...

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Worker Crushed By Mobile Home, RV Resort Fined In London Court

Convicted: AFTT Developments Inc., operating as Golden Pond RV Resort, 4340 Cromarty Drive, RR 2, Mossley, Ontario, a mobile home and recreational vehicle residential park and campground. Location: The company’s park and campground in Mossley, about 30 km east of London, Ontario. Description of Offence: Workers were moving a mobile home from one site to an adjacent one when the mobile home shifted, fell off the jacks supporting it, and came down on one of the workers, who died from the...

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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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