Excerpt from the OH&S Canada Magazine

An Ontario steelmaker has received a total fine of $400,000 following separate incidents at the company’s operations in Hamilton, Ontario in which three workers received serious injuries.

Stelco Inc. entered the guilty pleas under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act in April. The Ontario Court of Justice heard that, on June 17, 2005, two workers suffered injuries when the company failed to take the necessary precautions to ensure that a shear blade was moved in such a way that its movement did not endanger the safety of a worker. The breach resulted in a $160,000 fine, the MOL reports.

In a separate incident, this time on November 11, 2005, a worker lost a leg below the knee after becoming pinned between equipment at Stelco’s sister plant. The company pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that adjustments, repairs and maintenance were performed on the machine only when motion that may endanger a worker had been stopped, and that any part that had been stopped that may subsequently move and endanger a worker, had been blocked, the ministry reports in a statement. The court imposed a $180,000 fine.

A third guilty plea, relating to a hearing on February 2, 2006, cited the failure to ensure a safety gate on a blast furnace at a Stelco location was fenced or guarded as required by provincial regulations. On this count, the company received a $60,000 fine.

My opinion,

I could not resist ensuring that the 200th blog posting concerned an extreme case of employee neglect. Stelco acquired 3 fines during an eight month time frame. The total, not including the 25% surcharge, was $400,000. Three workers suffered injuries and it looks like Stelco did not apply any safeguards at their facility, even after the MOL attempted to enforce the law and make Stelco assume permanent corrective action to the situation.

On behalf of HRS Group Inc., I would like to thank all those who have been my daily inspiration to continue to research and report all disreputable conduct occurring in the occupational workforce. Your kind words and comments have kept me going through all the hard work, and yes, it is time-consuming to read all the comments, edit them and still create more at the pace I have been. I do not want to lose the readership by becoming stale. I also welcome those that are only now reading the material from this site. I hope you enjoy the material as it seems some of my long term fans have up to now.

My inspiration comes from all of you and I promise to stay dedicated to the readership and continue to provide postings on occupational health and safety for as long as you will have me.

Remember — In Ontario, “ALL Accidents are Preventable”

HRS Group Inc. has a great team that can help you with all your health and safety need. Contact Deborah toll free at 1-877-907-7744 or locally at 705-749-1259.

We can also be reached at info@hrsgroup.com

‘Work’ and ‘Play’ safe.

Daniel L. Beal
CHSEP – Foundation Level
VP & Senior Trainer
HRS Group Inc.

2,540 comments on “Blog Post #197 – Separate Accidents Spur High Fines at Stelco

  1. Sketches are truly nice source of instruction instead of passage, its my know-how, what would you say?

  2. I’m still learning from you, but I’m improving myself. I absolutely enjoy reading all that is written on your website. Keep the articles coming. I loved it!

  3. I’ve recently started a site, the info you provide on this site has helped me greatly. Thank you for all of your time & work.

  4. What i do not realize is how you are not a lot more well-favored than you may be right now. You’re so intelligent.

  5. I’m still learning from you, as I’m improving myself. I absolutely love reading everything that is written on your website.

  6. What’s up, I just wanted to mention, I disagree. Your point doesn’t make any sense.

  7. Hey there! I’m at work surfing around your blog from my new I-phone 4! Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look forward to all your posts! Carry on the outstanding work!

  8. I haven’t checked in here for some time since I thought it was getting boring, but the last few posts are of great quality so I guess I will add you back to my everyday blog-list.

  9. Gday. I noticed your blog title, “Blog Post ” does not really reflect the content of your website. When composing your site title, do you believe it’s most beneficial to write it for Website positioning or for your audience? This is something I’ve been battling with simply because I want good search rankings but at the same time I want the best quality for my site visitors.

  10. Hello! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be ok.

    I’m absolutely enjoying your blog and look forward to new posts.

  11. Hello, I think that I saw you visited my website so I came to “return the favour”.I’m trying to find things to improve my site!

  12. I have been absent for some time, but now I remember why I used to love this website.

    Thanks, I’ll try and check back more often. How frequently you update your site?

  13. I have been surfing on-line for more than three hours today, yet I never discovered any interesting article like yours.

  14. Hello, I believe that I noticed you visited my web site so I came to “return the favour”.I am trying to find things to improve my web site!

  15. Hello, you used to write wonderful, but the last few posts have been kinda boring… I miss your great writings. Past several posts are just a little bit out of track! come on!

  16. Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet my newest twitter updates.

  17. I have been browsing online more than 3 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours.

  18. Good day! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you using for this website?

  19. Gday! I am about to start my own website and was wondering if you know where the best place to purchase a website url is?

  20. Hi! I know this is kinda off topic but I’d figured I’d ask. Would you be interested in trading links or maybe guest authoring a blog post or vice-versa?

  21. I’m about to start my own website and was wondering if you know where the best place to buy a website url is?

  22. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I’ve truly enjoyed browsing your blog posts.

  23. Hey there! This post could not be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my old room mate! He always kept chatting about health and safety. I will forward this page to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read. Thank you for sharing!

  24. Hi your web page appears to be redirecting to a completely different website when I click the home page button.

  25. Hi there very nice site!! Man .. Excellent .. Wonderful .. I will bookmark your blog and take the feeds additionally…I’m satisfied to seek out numerous helpful information here in the publish, we’d like work out extra techniques in this regard, thank you for sharing. . . . . .

  26. Hello! This is kind of off topic but I need some advice from an established blog.

    Is it difficult to set up your own blog?

  27. After looking into a number of the blog articles on your web page, I truly like your way of blogging.

  28. Hello! I just want to give you a huge thumbs up for the great information you have right here.

  29. I’m for the first time here. I found this posting and it truly useful and it helped me out a lot.

  30. I definitely wanted to jot down a comment in order to thank you for all of the precious recommendations you are giving out here.

  31. I have recently started a website, the information you provide on this website has helped me tremendously. Thanks for all of your time & work.

  32. Greetings from California! I’m bored at work so I decided to browse your blog on my iphone during lunch break. I enjoy the knowledge you provide here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m surprised at how quick your blog loaded on my phone .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, superb blog!

  33. We absolutely love your blog and find most of your post’s to be just what we were looking for.

  34. Hey, you used to write magnificent, but the last several posts have been kinda boring… I miss your tremendous writings.

  35. I’m new to developing web sites and I was wanting to know if having your website title related to your content really that crucial?

  36. Hi there! Someone in my Myspace group shared this site with us so I came to check it out. I’m definitely enjoying the information.

  37. Hi there, I found your website via Google while looking for a related topic, your website came up, it looks good. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

  38. I have recently started a site, the information you offer on this site has helped me tremendously.

  39. I just could not leave your site before suggesting that I actually enjoyed the standard info.

  40. Normally I don’t read and learn from article on blogs, but I would like to say that this write-up compelled me to take a look at and do it!

  41. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wanted to mention that I’ve truly loved browsing your weblog posts.

  42. I have recently started a website, the information you provide on this website has helped me tremendously.

  43. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I’ve really enjoyed surfing around your blog posts.

  44. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I’ve truly enjoyed surfing around your blog posts.

  45. I’ve recently started a blog, the information you provide on this web site has helped me greatly.

  46. Hi there! I’m at work surfing around your blog from my new apple I-phone! Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look forward to all your posts! Keep up the great work!

  47. Generally I don’t read post on blogs, but I would like to say that this write-up very forced me to check out and do so!

  48. I was reading through some of your posts on this site and I think this website is very informative! Keep putting up.

  49. Generally I don’t read article on blogs, however I would like to say that this write-up very compelled me to try and do it!

  50. Hey just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know a few of the pictures aren’t loading properly.

  51. Hello, I check your blogs on a regular basis. Your story-telling style is awesome, keep up the good work!

  52. Hey there! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be okay. I’m definitely enjoying your blog and look forward to new posts.

  53. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wished to say that I have truly enjoyed surfing around your blog posts.

  54. I have been absent for some time, but now I remember why I used to love this site. Thank you, I’ll try and check back more often.

  55. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed surfing around your blog posts.

  56. Thanks, I have just been searching for info about health and safety for a long time and yours is the best I’ve found out so far.

  57. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I’ve truly enjoyed browsing your blog posts.

  58. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wished to say that I have truly enjoyed surfing around your blog posts.

  59. Normally I do not read article on blogs, however I wish to say that this write-up very forced me to try and do so!

  60. Hello there, You’ve done an excellent job. I will definitely suggest this to my friends. I am confident they’ll be benefited from this website.

  61. Thank you a lot for providing individuals with an extraordinarily splendid chance to read critical reviews from this site.

  62. Hello, you used to write excellent, but the last several posts have been kinda boring… I miss your great writings. Past several posts are just a bit out of track!

  63. Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet my newest twitter updates.

  64. My wife and i were quite contented that Albert managed to finish off his investigation by way of the precious recommendations he had while using your web pages.

  65. Thanks, I’ve just been looking for info about health and safety for ages and yours is the best I have found out so far.

  66. I have recently started a blog, the information you provide on this site has helped me greatly. Thank you for all of your time and hard work!

  67. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your blog posts.

  68. Wow! This could be one particular of the most beneficial blogs we have ever arrived at.

  69. Just wanna remark on few general things, The website style is perfect, the articles great.

  70. Heya i’m for the first time here. I came across this board and I find It truly useful and it helped me out.

  71. I was reading some of your blog posts on this internet site and I conceive this web site is really instructive! Keep posting.

  72. I have not checked in here for a while as I thought it was getting boring, but the last several posts are great quality so I guess I’ll add you back to my daily bloglist.

  73. I have been absent for some time, but now I remember why I used to love this site.

    Thank you, I’ll try and check back more often.

  74. I truly appreciate this post. I’ve been looking everywhere for this! Thank goodness I found it on Bing.

  75. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wished to say that I’ve truly enjoyed surfing around your blog posts.

  76. I was looking through some of your content on this site and I believe this internet site is real instructive! Keep posting!

  77. I’ve recently started a blog, the info you offer on this web site has helped me tremendously.

  78. I’ve been browsing online more than three hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It’s pretty worth enough for me.

  79. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wanted to say that I have truly enjoyed surfing around your blog posts.