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Blog Post #40 – Lavigne Tire Company Ltd, supervisor fined total $77,500

Lavigne Tire Sales Limited, a retailer and installer of tires in Burlington, was fined $70,000 on September 9, 2009, for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) after a worker was critically injured. Supervisor Dave Montour was fined $7,500 in relation to the same incident.

On April 20, 2007, a mechanic was using a tire changing machine to install a tire on a rim. This involved expanding the tire with air until it popped into a groove on the rim. Partway through the installation, the tire exploded. It struck the worker on the head and upper body, causing serious injuries to the head, upper body, jaw and wrist.

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