Excerpt from the Governmemt of Ontario’s ‘Newsroom’

Linamar Holdings Inc., operating as Roctel Manufacturing, a maker of car parts, was fined $100,000 on March of last year (2010) for a violation of the OHSA that caused an injury to a worker.

On August 29, 2008, a worker of the company’s plant in Guelph started up an assembly line containing a robot cell. A robot cell is a guarded area that contains a robot to do specific work such as packaging or product testing. A conveyor belt inside the robot cell malfunctioned, stopping the line. The worker went into the robot cell to clear the fault in the conveyor. When the problem was fixed, the robot cell automatically resumed operation and struck the worker in the arm, breaking it.

Please read excerpts from the Canadian Press

The death of a 56 year old employee four years ago has resulted in an Alberta pipe-coating company receiving penalties totaling $300,000. Garneau Inc., based in Nisku, Alberta, was cited for breaching requirements of Alberta’s Occupational Health & Safety Act.

The deadly incident occurred in June, 2006. Sidney Edwards was working at Garneau’s facility in Camrose, Alberta.