Second Offence results in $90,000 Fine for Woodbridge Window Manufacturer

December 23, 2019 11:00 A.M. Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Aluminum Window Designs Ltd. (AWD), 440 Hanlon Road, Woodbridge, Ontario, a manufacturer of of commercial and residential aluminum window products. Location of Workplace: The company’s440 Hanlon Road location in Woodbridge, Ontario. Description of Offence: A worker received a critical injury while trying to remove a piece of aluminum from a punch press. Date of...

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Worker Killed During Truck Repair, $85,000 Fine For Auto Company

December 23, 2019 10:00 A.M. Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Ruggieri Brothers Automotive Ltd., 66 Fernstaff Court, Concord (Vaughan), Ontario.  Location: The company’s facility on Fernstaff Court. Description of Offence: A worker was performing a safety inspection on a dump truck and found a deficiency in one of the air bag shock absorbers (air spring). The worker was fatally injured while installing a replacement air...

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Worker Struck by Forklift, Fine of $70,000 for Brantford Packaging Manufacturer

Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: AMHIL Enterprises Ltd., 156 Adams Boulevard, Brantford, Ontario; a manufacturer of plastic packaging for the food services industry. Location: The company’s facility on 5330 Mainway Drive in Burlington. Description of Offence: A worker suffered critical injuries after being struck by a moving forklift that was operating in reverse. Date of Offence: September 16, 2018. Date of...

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Workers’ Injuries from Explosion Result in $135,000 Fine for Woodbridge Company

December 12, 2019 4:00 P.M. Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Noranco Inc., carrying on business as PCC Aerostructure GTA Woodbridge, 710 Rowntree Dairy Road, Woodbridge; a company that manufactures structural landing gear components for aircraft. Location of Workplace: The company’s facility in Woodbridge. Description of Offence: Two workers were injured when a landing-gear component they were attempting to disassemble exploded...

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Worker Struck By Equipment in Assembly Plant, Fine of $65,000 in Brampton

December 10, 2019 4:00 P.M. Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Android-Brampton LLC, a Brampton company that provides module assembly and supply chain management services used in vehicles.  Location: The company’s facility at 14 Precidio Court, Brampton. Description of Offence: A worker received a critical injury when machinery fell and struck the worker. Date of Offence: July 12, 2018. Date of...

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Mushroom Grower Fined $90,000 After Worker Pulled into Conveyor

December 9, 2019 3:00 P.M. Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: Highline Produce Limited, a business that grows and sells mushrooms at two locations in Ontario; head office 715 Mersea Road 5, RR 3, Leamington, Ontario (mailing address 66 Wellington Street West, TD Bank Tower, Suite 5300, Toronto, Ontario). Location: The company’s growing facility at 339 Conley Road, Wellington/Prince Edward County, Ontario. Description of Offence: A...

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Ontario Creating New Training Partnerships, Jobs

Investment in Training Will Help Workers Get the Skills Employers Need December 6, 2019 12:30 P.M. Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development KITCHENER — Ontario’s Government is investing $20 million in training partnerships that will help job seekers and workers get the in-demand skills they need for good jobs, and connect them with employers looking to grow their businesses. The new provincial funding will roughly triple the existing program, which was launched in...

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Ontario Supporting Economic Growth, New Jobs in the Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes and Northumberland Region

New partnership to create training and job opportunities in the local aerospace sector December 6, 2019 9:30 A.M. Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development PETERBOROUGH — Ontario’s Government is supporting a new training partnership project in the Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes and Northumberland Region that will unlock up to 100 jobs in aerospace and aviation sector. “People in this region should take note. The Aviation/Aerospace sector is expanding here...

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Attracting and Retaining Millennials Key to Future of Skilled Trades

New Health and Safety Approach One Option for Construction Sector December 5, 2019 8:40 A.M. Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development TORONTO – Employers in the construction sector need to find new ways to talk to millennials if they are going to solve a looming skilled trades shortage. “Young people have different attitudes towards life and work than the generations before them,” said Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills...

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Worker Caught in Rubble, Company Fined $65,000 in Thunder Bay District

November 28, 2019 4:30 P.M. Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Convicted: 1481410 Ontario Limited carrying on business as SL Marketing, PO Box 836, 25 Peter Street, Orillia, Ontario. Location of Worksite: The former Kraft Paper Mill at 1 Baker Road, Red Rock, in the Thunder Bay District in northwestern Ontario. Description of Offence: A worker suffered a non-life-threatening injury when a concrete structure collapsed on top of the worker’s...

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