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Blog Post #1509 – Construction Supervisor Fined $70,000 After Workplace Fatality

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Excerpt from the government of Ontario’s ‘Newsroom’

A worker died from injuries sustained in an explosion at a workplace. The construction supervisor of Infrastructure Coatings (Ontario) Corporation failed, as a supervisor, to ensure that a fire extinguisher was provided at a project where open-flame operations were carried out, as prescribed by Ontario Regulation 213/91 and contrary to the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

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Blog Post #1508 – Concord Transport Company Fined $140,000 After Workplace Fatality

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Excerpt from the government of Ontario’s ‘Newsroom’

A worker, employed by Vitran Express Canada Inc., operating as National Fast Freight, of Concord, Ontario, a transport and logistics services company, was fatally injured when they were caught between a reversing truck and a trailer. Vitran Express Canada Inc. failed to ensure that a truck tractor provided had a functional back up alarm or back up lights, contrary to the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

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Blog Post #1507 – Asbestos Exposure Spurs Fine

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

The Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Ontario, was fined $50,000 on January 13, 2017, after municipality employees were exposed to asbestos for 25 days while removing and replacing equipment in a well house at the Waterloo water-pumping station from October 02nd to the 27th in 2015.

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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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