Meat Company Fined $55,000 For Injury To Young Worker

BRAMPTON, ON – A meat packing company in Concord was found guilty after a trial and fined $55,000 after a young worker was injured while using a forklift. Concord Premium Meats Ltd., which operates a facility at 220 Wilkinson Road in Brampton, also does business as Cucina Marcangelo Foods and Concord Premium Foods. On May 22, 2013, a young worker was performing assigned work duties as a shipper/receiver. The worker was operating a lifting device known as a “walkie forklift” to...

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ClubLink Fined $50,000 After Worker Injured

MILTON, ONTARIO – ClubLink Corporation ULC, a corporation that owns and operates golf courses, pleaded guilty and was fined $50,000 after a young worker was injured by a wood chipper. On May 27, 2015, two ClubLink workers were operating a wood chipper at RattleSnake Point Golf Club Limited located at 5407 Regional Road 25 in Milton. The first worker started the chipper and began feeding wood while the second looked for a place to put down a coffee cup. Placing the cup near a vent on the...

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Diamond Drilling Company Fined $200,000 After Worker Killed By Falling Tree

TIMMINS, ON – Following a trial, Orbit Garant Drilling Services Inc., a diamond drilling company operating in northeastern Ontario, was found guilty and fined $200,000 after a worker was killed by a falling tree while exiting a bulldozer. The company was operating multiple diamond surface drills in the area of the St. Andrews Holloway-Holt mine sites east of Timmins when, on June 25, 2014, two workers were coming off shift. They were travelling to the parking lot of the Holloway-Holt #3...

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Recycling Company Fined $65,000 In 2015 Worker Injury

BRAMPTON, ON – The recycling company that operates glass recycling facilities for Ontario’s municipal blue-box collection, deposit return program and the Beer Store pleaded guilty and has been fined $65,000 after a worker suffered a permanent injury caused by running machinery. NexCycle Industries Ltd. is a corporation with a workplace located at 325 Orenda Road in Brampton. At this industrial establishment, workers recycle beer bottles and beer cans. The company also uses beer...

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Grocery Chain Fined $80,000 For Worker’s Meat Grinder Injury

SUDBURY, ON – Metro Ontario Inc. pleaded guilty and was fined $80,000 after a worker in the grocery chain’s Sudbury store was injured while grinding meat. The incident took place in the Metro store at 900 Lasalle Boulevard in Sudbury on November 24, 2015. The worker was making sausage by putting pork in the hopper of a meat grinder. The worker closed the lid and pressed the ‘mix/grind’ button on the machine. While looking through a window in the hopper, the worker noted...

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Vaughan Company Fined In Fatal Workplace Incident

  NEWMARKET, ON – Vaughan Paving Ltd. pleaded guilty and was fined $125,000 after a worker was struck by equipment and later died from the injuries. Vaughan Paving Ltd., a Concord-based company that provides residential and commercial paving, concrete, grading and other services, was subcontracted to install concrete curbs and sidewalks at a commercial strip mall on Bullock Drive in Markham. On August 27, 2014, a crew of company workers was grading and levelling the parking lot of...

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Wind Turbine Manufacturer Fined in 2015 Worker Injury

WOODSTOCK, ON – Siemens Wind Power Ltd. has pleaded guilty and has been fined $60,000 after a worker fell from a weigh scale and then was struck by a moving loader. The company, formerly operating as Siemens Canada Limited, has a head office at1577 North Service Road East in Oakville and is a manufacturer of wind turbine blades at a plant at 1 Clearview Drive in Tillsonburg. On July 13, 2015, a worker at the plant was injured after falling from a wind turbine blade which was situated on a...

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Workplace Safety: The Stakes Are Too High to Ignore

Over that past year, I’ve seen my share of construction-site injuries and I am almost certain that a good portion of them are because workers adopt wrong or unsafe behavior.  Such behaviour often means taking shortcuts but I believe it’s mostly about workers taking the inherent dangers of the job for granted. Risk is part of a construction worker’s life but by far the biggest challenge is getting workers to put their safety first, and to place the same care and attention on...

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Brampton Employer Fined $80,000 In Worker Injury

BRAMPTON, ON – M & P Tool Products Inc. pleaded guilty in court and received a fine of $80,000 after a worker suffered permanent injuries while operating a machine. M & P Tool Products produces metal parts which are used in the construction of racking structures and the workplace at 43 Regan Road in Brampton contains several industrial presses that are used by workers to create various metal parts. The incident took place on February 23, 2016 and involved a temporary employment...

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Brampton Bottlemaker Fined 100K After Worker Sustains Permanent Injury

BRAMPTON, ON – A bottle-manufacturing company has pleaded guilty and has been fined $100,000 after a worker suffered a permanent injury in Brampton. The company, O-I Canada Corporation, has a principal place of business in Ontario at 777 Kipling Avenue in Toronto and operates a glass manufacturing facility located at 100 West Drive, Brampton. On February 27, 2016, a worker was working at the industrial site in the bottle forming department with a second worker, a machine operator. They...

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