Excerpt from the Government of Ontario’s ‘Newsroom’

Waterloo Textiles Ltd., a Cambridge yarn manufacturer, was fined $75,000 for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker was injured.

On August 17, 2009, a worker opened the cover of a machine used to create yarn and found excessive fibers gathered inside. When the worker attempted to remove the fibers, the worker’s finger got caught in the machine. The worker’s arm was drawn in and partially amputated.