strong>Excerpts From the Ontario Government’s ‘Newsroom’

679051 Ontario Limited, carrying on business as Auction Reconditioning Centre, was fined $50,000 on February 16, 2010, for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) that caused an injury to a worker.

On May 1, 2006, a worker at the company’s Milton facility was vacuuming the trunk of a car. Another car pulled up behind the worker, and a van pulled up behind the second car. The van hit the second car, causing it move forward and pinch the worker between its bumper and the bumper of the car being vacuumed. The worker suffered arm and leg injuries.

An employee helping to erect a permanent work camp near Wabasca, Alberta was injured on February 5 after he fell about eight feet from a roof.

Alberta Employment and Immigration (AEI) spokesman Chris Chodan says the contract worker was moving from one of the camp’s modules to another when he slipped off a beam and fell to the ground. The 42-year-old worker suffered cracked vertebrae in the 1:30 pm accident, Chodan says.

The worker was employed by a contractor that was working alongside Laricina Energy Ltd, a private company which concentrates on “capturing opportunities in the oil sands areas of Western Canada” says information from its website. Laricina Energy is based in Calgary, but has a field office in Wabasca.