Excerpt from the Government of Ontario’s ‘Newsroom’

Maple Leaf Consumer Foods Inc., of Kitchener, was fined $100,000 yesterday for a violation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker was injured.

On November 13, 2008, at the company’s factory in Brampton, a worker was preparing equipment that puts sauce on meat products. As the worker was attaching a return hose to a pump, the worker’s finger was caught in the pump and its tip was severed. The pump had been running while the worker was doing this preparation work.