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Blog Post #242 – Essar Steel Algoma Inc. Fined $325,000 in Total for Fatality and Failing to Maintain Safety Equipment

Excerpt from the Government of Ontario’s ‘Newsroom’

Essar Steel Algoma Inc. was fined $300,000 for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) that caused a worker’s death. The company was fined another $25,000 for a different OHSA violation after a worker was injured in a separate incident.

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Blog Post #8 – Essar Steel Algoma Inc. Fined in Fatality

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Excerpt from the government of Ontario’s ‘Newsroom’

A $300,000 fine was levied against Essar Steel Algoma Inc., In mid-October, following the death of a worker two years ago. The penalty was ordered in the wake of a fatality at the company’s steel mill on October 30, 2008. A guilty plea was entered regarding the company’s failure to ensure that appropriate overhead guarding was in place to prevent falling material from harming a worker, notes the MOL in Toronto.

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Blog Post #7 – Sawmill Worker’s Foot Amputated by Driveshaft


Two injuries, including a foot amputation, struck a Truro, Nova Scotia sawmill on August 4, 2010.

The first incident at the JD Irving, Ltd.-owned Truro Sawmill occurred just before 8 a.m. while a 46-year-old employee was adjusting a barrier on a moving conveyor, reports Kevin Finch, a spokesman for the Dept. Of Labour and Workforce Development in Halifax which is investigating the two accidents. The wrench that he was using slipped, and that pinched his left middle finger between the tool and the moving belt. The result was that he had a pinch injury to the finger, which moved the flesh just below the nail, Finch adds. The worker was taken to the hospital for the non-critical injury. The Labour Department ordered the conveyor be locked out until inspectors could determine that an adequate lockout procedure is in place.

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