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Packaging manufacturer fined $55,000 after worker injured


January 12, 2012
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Sealed Air (Canada) CO/CIE, a Nova Scotia manufacturer of packaging products, was fined $55,000 for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker was injured.

On March 15, 2010, at the company’s plant in Brampton, a temporary worker was applying tape, sticky side out, to a cardboard roll that was rotating on a machine. The worker placed a hand on the roll and the previously applied tape caught the worker’s glove. The worker’s arm was pulled around the roller and fractured.

A Ministry of Labour investigation found that the worker had not been given specific information about the hazards of placing a gloved hand on the cardboard roll.

Sealed Air (Canada) CO/CIE pleaded guilty to failing to provide adequate information, instruction and supervision to the worker.

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