Tag Archives: Section 25(1)(c)

Fall Through Skylight, Finger Severed – Recent OHSA Fines

Symtech Innovations Ltd., a construction company, has been fined $90,000 for an incident in which a worker died after falling through a skylight. In February, 2012, employees of Symtech were on a job site in Toronto, installing solar panels on the rooftop of an industrial building. The rooftop had a large surface area divided down […]

Worker Caught in Winding Spool: Company Fined

Parker Canada Holding Co., a Nova Scotia company carrying on business as Parker Hannifin Canada, which manufactures tubing and hosing, has been fined $80,000 after a worker was injured. In November 2012, at the company’s Fergus plant, a worker was using an extruder, which takes tubing up on a “bulk winder” spool. The tubing was […]

Occupational Health & Safety

Vale Fined $150k After Explosion, Fire, Injuries

Vale Canada Ltd., a mining and refinery company, has been fined $150,000 after an explosion at a Port Colborne refinery that injured five workers. On October 18, 2012, a sulphur dust explosion and ensuing fire at a Vale-owned research station in Port Colborne injured the workers. They suffered second-degree burns, bruising and muscle soreness. The […]

Occupational Health & Safety

$155k Fine After Worker Crushed to Death

A Woodstock company has been fined $155,000 for an accident that killed at worker last January. The worker was killed when a hook holding open a metal lid broke at a Tillsonburg plant run by Johnson Controls Automotive Canada LP, a manufacturer of foam seats for the automotive industry. On January 29, 2013, the worker […]

Mill Fined $275,000 for Deadly Explosion

At Thunder Bay provincial court on April 4, Terrace Bay Pulp Inc. pleaded guilty  to charges related to a deadly industrial accident in 2011. Justice Joyce Pelletier fined the company $275,000. Terrace Bay Pulp Inc. had been charged after an explosion that killed a worker at its mill in northern Ontario in 2011. The company […]

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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