Injury Results in $70,000 Fine for Oakville-based Company

Convicted: Accuristix, Inc., 2844 Bristol Circle, Oakville, Ontario, L6H 6G4, a company which provides services to the healthcare industry that operates a warehouse in Woodbridge. Location of Workplace: 122 Stone Ridge Road, Woodbridge, Vaughan, Ontario, L4H 0A5. Description of Offence: A worker suffered a critical injury while performing work at the Woodbridge warehouse. Date of Offence: October 18, 2019. Date of Conviction: October 1, 2021. Penalty...

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Fatality Results in $200,000 Fine for Val Caron-based Mining Company

Convicted: Consbec Inc., 2736 Belisle Drive, Val Caron, Ontario P3N 1B3, a company that provides mining contracting services. Location of Workplace: River Valley Quarry, River Valley, Ontario. Description of Offence: A worker was fatally injured while performing drilling work at a quarry in River Valley. Date of Offence: August 19, 2019. Date of Conviction: September 20, 2021. Penalty Imposed: Following a guilty plea in the Superior Court of Justice, North...

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Worker Injury at Bowmanville Cement Facility Results in $165,000 Fine for Toronto-based Company

Convicted: St. Marys Cement Inc. (Canada), 55 Industrial Street, Toronto, Ontario M4G 3W9, a company that produces cementitious materials. Location of Workplace: 400 Bowmanville Avenue, Bowmanville, Ontario. Description of Offence: A worker suffered a critical injury while performing maintenance testing work at the Bowmanville facility. Date of Offence: October 8, 2019. Date of Conviction: October 8, 2021. Penalty Imposed: Following a guilty plea in the...

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Workplace Fatality Results in $75,000 Fine for Trenton-based Company

Convicted: Manoaka Developments, Inc., carrying on business as Dolphin Fiberglass Pools Canada, 15 Riverside Drive in Trenton, Ontario K8V 5P8, a company that manufactures fiberglass pools. Location of Workplace: 15 Riverside Drive in Trenton, Ontario. Description of Offence: A worker suffered a fatal injury while performing duties in the outside storage yard at the Trenton facility. Date of Offence: September 29, 2020. Date of Conviction: October 29...

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A Snapshot: Falls From Height Data Analysis

 Falls from heights continue to be a major cause of injury and death in Ontario workplaces. What are the root causes of falls from heights? To answer this question, the ministry analyzed the prosecution files which are prepared by ministry inspectors about fatal injuries, a data source which has not been explored before. The analysis covered a total of 92 fatal falls from a height that occurred between 2009 and 2016. The analysis found that 29 workers had died in their first year...

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Prevention Council Statement on COVID-19 Vaccination June, 2021

Ontario’s Prevention Council Chair released the statement below today: In the past 18 months, COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of ensuring the health and safety of people at work. During these challenging times, we have seen – and continue to see an unwavering commitment to workplace health and safety. Thank you for your ongoing leadership. The Prevention Council (PC) is dedicated to Ontario’s occupational health and safety system and supports rolling out COVID-19 vaccinations...

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Worker’s Injuries from Construction Site Fall in Waterloo Results in $60,000 Fine for Innisfil Company

April 20, 2021 Labour, Training and Skills Development Table of Contents Convicted: MTN Construction Inc., head office at 2441 Doral Drive, Innisfil, Ontario, carrying on business as a concrete formwork contractor for the construction industry.  Location of Workplace: A project to construct a high-rise condominium building at 128 King Street North, Waterloo. Description of Offence: A worker fell 21 feet to the ground, sustaining injuries. Workers had not been given...

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Workplace Inspectors to Visit 1,300 Construction Sites Beginning This Week

Targeted Health and Safety Blitz Focuses on Keeping Workers Safe in Hot-Spot Regions April 15, 2021 Labour, Training and Skills Development TORONTO – The Ontario government will begin targeted provincewide inspections of construction sites this Friday, dispatching 200 workplace inspectors, supported by provincial offenses officers, to visit 1,300 constructions sites to enforce safety requirements. Officers will also be visiting over 500 workplaces, including big box stores, food...

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Workplace Inspection Campaign Launching In COVID-19 Hotspots

Inspections begin this Friday in Peel and Halton warehouses, manufacturers, and retail businesses Labour, Training and Skills Development TORONTO – The Ontario government is launching a series of zero-tolerance workplace safety inspections in sectors and regions hardest hit by COVID-19, beginning tomorrow with warehouses, food processors and manufacturers in Peel and Halton Regions. “With more contagious variants identified in many parts of the province, it has never been...

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