Posts Tagged As: Industrial Accident

Blog Post #1312 – Strapping Machine Injury Results in $65,000 Fine for Mill Operator

Excerpt from the government of Ontario’s ‘Newsroom’

A worker, employed by Norbord Inc., of Toronto, Ontario, an international company that produces wood-based products, including Oriented Strand Board (OSB), a type of engineered wood, was injured when a machine activated unexpectedly. The machine was not equipped with a guard or other device in place to prevent access by a worker to hazardous moving parts.

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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