Construction Safety Concerns Continue For Parents At Toronto School

A midtown Toronto parent fears student safety concerns aren’t being heard after he encountered an apparently unsecured construction site steps away John Fisher Junior Public School. A midtown Toronto parent fears student safety concerns aren’t being heard after he encountered an apparently unsecured construction site steps away John Fisher Junior Public School. Stavros Rougas was on his way to pick up his son from school Tuesday afternoon, when he noticed the front gate to the...

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Baked Goods Company Fined $70,000 After Worker Injured By Dough Machine

Convicted: FGF Brands Inc., 475 North Rivermede Road, Concord, Ontario, a commercial food manufacturing company that produces baked goods Location of Workplace: 100 Locke Street, Concord, Ontario Description of Offence: A temporary worker was trapped and injured by a dough machine that had been started up while cleaning was being done. Date of Offence: July 30, 2016 Date of Conviction: October 13, 2017, in Provincial Offences Court/Ontario Court of Justice, 465 Davis Drive, Courtroom T2...

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Lafarge Canada Inc. Fined $115,000 After Contract Worker Suffers Electrical Shock

Convicted: Lafarge Canada Inc., 6509 Airport Road, Mississauga, Ontario Location: Lafarge cement plant, 6501 Highway 33, Bath, Ontario  Description of Offence: A contract worker received an electrical shock after coming into direct contact with 47,500 volts of electricity. The power supply to the device was not disconnected, locked out of service and tagged before any work was done, contrary to Ontario Regulation 851/90 (the Industrial Establishments Regulation) and the Occupational Health and...

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Toronto Metal Fabrication Company Fined $50,000 After Worker Injured By Machine

Convicted: Drummond Metal Fabrication Ltd., formerly known as Repath Industries Ltd., 39 Drummond St., Toronto, Ontario Location of Workplace: 205 Adesso Drive, Vaughan, Ontario  Date of Offence: October 21, 2015 Description of Offences: A temporary worker at a metal fabrication plant was critically injured while operating a metal-polishing lathe. Under Ontario’s health and safety laws the worker should have been protected from injury by a shield or barrier and should have been provided...

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Toronto Crane Company Fined $95,000 After Worker Fatality

Convicted: Toronto Crane Service Inc., 360A Deerhide Crescent, Toronto, Ontario Location of workplace: 3761 Highway 89 West, Innisfil, Ontario Date of Offence: June 22, 2016 Description of Offence: Part of a tower crane that was being taken apart tipped over and fell on a worker, who suffered fatal injuries. Date of Conviction: September 6, 2017 in Provincial Offences Court/Ontario Court of Justice, 45 Cedar Point Drive, Courtroom 2, Barrie, by Justice of the Peace Ann C. Forfar; Crown Counsel...

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Windsor Roofing Company Fined In Young Worker Fatality

Convicted: Dayus Roofing Inc., 5120 Halford Road, Windsor, Ontario Location of workplace: Menard Street, Windsor  Description of Offence: A young worker fell from the roof of a house that was being re-shingled. A lanyard was apparently detached from a safety line at the time. The young worker was hospitalized for over six months but did not regain consciousness and passed away.  Date of Offence: December 11, 2015  Date of Conviction: July 17, 2017  Penalty Imposed Dayus Roofing Inc...

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Toronto Company Fined $60,000 For Ignoring Orders to Address Safety Violations

Convicted: Rex Pak Limited, 85 Thornmount Drive, Toronto, Ontario Type of Business and Location: Industrial establishment specializing in dry food blending and packaging with 30 production lines and three operational blend rooms at 85 Thornmount Drive, Toronto Description of Offence: The company failed to comply with orders issued by a Ministry of Labour health and safety inspector to eliminate in-running nip hazards and pinch points that could endanger the safety of workers. Failure to provide...

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Thomson Construction Fined $50,000 After Worker Suffers Critical Injuries From Fall

  Convicted: Thomson Construction Ltd., 6904 London Line, Watford, Ontario Location of Workplace: Thirteen Mile Road, Township of Middlesex Centre, Ontario Date of Offence: November 4, 2015 Description of Offence: A worker fell from the roof of a barn under construction to the ground, suffering critical injuries. Under Ontario’s health and safety laws the worker should have been protected from falling with a properly-used fall arrest system.  Date of Conviction: October 2...

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Toronto Plastics Company, Supervisor, Fined After Worker Suffers Permanent Injury

TORONTO, ON – An employer and a supervisor pleaded guilty and were fined a total of $53,000 after a temporary worker was permanently injured on a forklift. The incident took place on April 28, 2016, at Regency Plastics Company Limited located at 358 Flint Road in Toronto. The company manufactures industrial polyethylene packaging. A temporary worker and a permanent worker had been assigned a task on the other side of the establishment. In order to get there, the permanent worker operated...

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Maple Leaf Foods Fined $110,000 After Worker Injured In Fall

WOODSTOCK, ON – Maple Leaf Foods Inc./Les Aliments Maple Leaf Inc. pleaded guilty and was fined $110,000 after a worker was injured in a fall from a loading dock. The incident took place at the company’s facility located at 149 Brock Street in Thamesford on September 4, 2015. An employee for a rental company arrived on site to service a one-person lift called a Genie GR-12 which is used for warehousing, transporting and general maintenance. A truck was parked on a dock to move the...

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