OHSA Fines – Port Perry, Bradford

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A Port Perry scrap company has been fined $60,000, after a worker suffered permanent injuries.

In Whitby Ontario Court of Justice, Justice of the Peace Ronald Prestage levied the fine Sept. 4 against 1494366 Ontario Inc., carrying on business as Langille’s Scrap & Cores.

The employer had failed to properly supervise a worker who was permanently injured in 2011. He had used a propane torch to loosen lug nuts on a tire, without deflating the tire first. It exploded. He lost an ear, along with other injuries.

Langille’s plead guilty to failing as an employer to provide information, instruction and supervision to a worker to protect the health and safety of the worker, contrary to the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Broken Arm, Fine $50,000

A Mississauga employer was fined $50,000, Sept. 9 in Barrie’s Ontario Court of Justice, for a 2010 accident that saw a worker’s arm broken.

The Faurecia Automotive Seating Canada Ltd. employee was at a Bradford location, trying to repair a roll-up door that had come off its track, when his arm became entangled in the door.

The company pleaded guilty in a Barrie court, to failing as an employer to ensure that the measures and procedures prescribed by section 76 of Regulation 851 under the Occupational Health and Safety Act were carried out.

Justice of the Peace Michael Frederiksen handed down the sentence and a 25-per-cent victim fine surcharge, under the Provincial Offences Act.

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