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Occupational Health & Safety

One Killed, One Paralyzed – Auto Wrecker, Home Depot Fined

Two companies have been fined recently under Provincial Offences Act prosecutions related to workplace safety. Plank Road Auto Wreckers Ltd., a Sarnia auto wrecking company, was fined $60,000 for an accident that killed a worker. Justice of the Peace Anna Hampson levied the fine in a July 21 sentencing hearing. Ontario Court of Justice in […]

Nurse Injured; Hospital Fined $50k

St. Joseph’s Health Care London has been fined $50,000 after a nurse was injured while providing medication to a patient in a hospital room. On May 5, 2013, the nurse was administering medication to a patient. As she left the bedside, the nurse lost balance and fell; a foot had become entangled in a cable […]

Action Trailer Fined $50k for Workplace Accident

A Mississauga company has been fined $50,000, after a worker was pinned under a trailer and seriously injured. Action Trailer Sales Inc., which sells, leases, maintains and repairs semi-trailers, was fined May 13 in Brampton Provincial Offences Court. The company pleaded guilty before Justice of the Peace Maurice Hudson. Court heard that on Sept. 17, […]

Leaps, Falls, Fires, Cuts: March OHSA Fines

Ontario employers — and an employee — have been fined recently, after prosecutions for workplace incidents, under the Provincial Offences Act.   Justice Peter H. Wilkie fined Vomar Industries Inc. of LaSalle, Manitoba, operating as Tank Traders, $55,000 for failing to protect workers and improperly handling propane. The company pleaded guilty and was sentenced March […]

Failure to Report Accident = $20k Fine

Walinga Inc., a Guelph equipment manufacturer, has pleaded guilty and been fined $20,000 for failing to report a critical workplace injury. The company admitted to failing to follow notification procedures required under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), after a July, 2013 accident in which a worker broke a leg. While stacking parts onto […]

OHSA Fines – January

Harbour Sports Grille, a Toronto sports bar/restaurant carrying on business in Toronto as 1407640 Ontario Limited, has been fined $110,000 after being convicted at trial of 13 violations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). Court heard that the Ministry of Labour issued orders between June 2011 and December 2011. Harbour Sports Grille was […]

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