Posts Categorized As: Industrial

Blog Post #1516 – Workplace Injury Results in $60,000 Fine for Stouffville Employer, B. Phillips Company Ltd.

Excerpt from the government of Ontario’s ‘Newsroom’

A worker was critically injured falling from a height during the maintenance and repair of an oxygen furnace. Contrary to safety measures and procedures prescribed by regulations and the Occupational Health and Safety Act, B. Phillips Company (1987) Limited failed to prevent access to the hazardous area or provide a guardrail and/or fall protection devices for the protection of workers.

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Blog Post #1511 – Injury Prompts Penalty

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Excerpt from the OH&S Canada magazine (January 2017)

A construction equipment seller in London, Ontario, was fined $115,000 on January 05, 2017, over a worker injury. A drive assembly weighing about 2,200 kilograms fell from its support stands at the Toromont Industries Ltd. maintenance shop for heavy equipment on August 21, 2015, trapping a Toromont worker’s hand between the fallen axle and the concrete floor.

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Blog Post #1507 – City of Greater Sudbury Fined $150,000 After Workplace Fatality

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Excerpt from the government of Ontario’s ‘Newsroom’

A worker, employed by the Corporation of the City of Greater Sudbury, was fatally injured when they became entangled in the machinery of a sand spreader while the auger inside was powered on. The Corporation of the City of Greater Sudbury failed, as an employer, to ensure that machinery with an exposed moving part was equipped with, and guarded by, a guard or device to prevent access to the moving part, as prescribed by Ontario Regulation 851, and contrary to the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

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