Company Director Fined $10,000 for Worker Injury in Toronto

Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Sukhjinder Mokha, director of Mr. Diesel Emissions Inc., a mobile vehicle emissions testing business based in Brampton, Ontario. Location of Workplace: A residential address on Geary Avenue in Toronto, where a roofing company was completing a roofing project. Description of Offence: A worker employed by a roofing company was injured when a dump truck that was being tested for emissions moved, pinning the...

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Worker’s Injuries Result in $100,000 Fine for Cambridge Manufacturer

October 30, 2019 4:30 P.M. Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Canadian General-Tower Ltd., registered head office at 52 Middleton Street, Cambridge, Ontario, a manufacturer of pool liners and vinyl products used in the building and automotive industries. Location: The company’s facility at 52 Middleton Street in Cambridge. Description of Offence: A worker was injured when a conveyor belt pulled the worker into the roller of the...

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Worker’s Fatal Injuries Result in $150,000 Fine for Toronto Metal Processor

October 30, 2019 4:00 P.M. Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Venture Steel Inc., a metal processor and distributor with its principal place of business located at 60 Disco Road in Toronto, Ontario. Location: The company’s worksite at 60 Disco Road, Toronto. Description of Offence: A worker was killed after becoming caught in the pinch point of a machine. Date of Offence: October 4, 2017. Date of Conviction: October...

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Fatal Fall at Shopping Centre Site Results in $105,000 Fine for Staircase Manufacturer

October 22, 2019 4:10 P.M. Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Eestairs America Inc., 134 Park Lawn Road, Suite 101, Toronto, Ontario (head office 47 Bury Court, Brantford, Ontario), a company that designs, fabricates and installs custom metal staircases in commercial buildings. Location of Workplace: A construction project at the Eaton Centre, 220 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario. Description of Offence: A worker died after falling through a...

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Worker Injury Leads to Second Conviction for Bakery

Ministry of Labour Convicted: FGF Brands Inc., 1295 Ormont Drive, Toronto, Ontario, an industrial bakery specializing in naan bread and muffin products. Location of Workplace: 100 Locke Street, Concord, Ontario. Description of Offence: A worker suffered critical injuries after being caught in a dough machine. Date of Offence: May 24, 2018. Date of Conviction: October 11, 2019. Penalty Imposed: Following a guilty plea, FGF Brands Inc. was fined...

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Worker Injury Leads to Second Conviction for Bakery

October 11, 2019 3:00 P.M. Ministry of Labour Convicted: FGF Brands Inc., 1295 Ormont Drive, Toronto, Ontario, an industrial bakery specializing in naan bread and muffin products. Location of Workplace: 100 Locke Street, Concord, Ontario. Description of Offence: A worker suffered critical injuries after being caught in a dough machine. Date of Offence: May 24, 2018. Date of Conviction: October 11, 2019. Penalty Imposed: Following a guilty plea...

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Broken Rope Injures Worker on Burlington Bridge, Company Fined $150,000

October 9, 2019 3:15 P.M. Ministry of Labour Convicted: K-Line Maintenance and Construction Limited, 12731 Highway 48, Stouffville, Ontario, a company that provides high voltage electrical construction and power services. Location: The Burlington Canal Vertical Lift Bridge in Burlington, Ontario. Description of Offence: A worker was critically injured when a rope broke and struck workers. Date of Offence: July 6, 2016. Date of Sentencing: October 8...

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Worker Injury Results in $45,000 Fine for Guelph Manufacturer

October 8, 2019 3:30 P.M. Ministry of Labour Convicted: Skyjack Inc., 287 Speedvale Avenue West in Guelph, a manufacturer of elevated material handling equipment such as boom trucks and scissor lifts. Location of Workplace: The company’s workplace is at 201 Woodlawn Road West, Guelph, Ontario. Description of Offence: A worker suffered a critical injury after falling from a boom truck. Date of Offence: August 22, 2018. Date of Conviction: October...

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Safety Blitz Targets Cause of Top Workplace Injuries

Ontario Ministry of Labour Inspectors Focusing on Musculoskeletal, Respiratory illnesses Ministry of Labour TORONTO – Ministry of Labour inspectors will blitz workplaces in an effort to prevent Ontario’s top workplace injury, Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, announced today.  Musculoskeletal injuries result from repetitive work, heavy lifting and carrying, and awkward postures that affect people’s bones, joints, ligaments and other soft tissues. That could...

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Ontario Establishes Construction Advisory Panel

New advisory panel to advise Minister on wide range of construction issues from health and safety to labour laws September 26, 2019 10:15 A.M. Ministry of Labour THE BLUE MOUNTAINS – The Ontario government is partnering with the construction sector by establishing a special advisory panel to provide advice on a broad range of workplace issues, Minister of Labour Monte McNaughton announced today. The Construction Advisory Panel will provide input on issues of interest in the...

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