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Linamar fined $200K after unprotected worker hit by furnace fireball


GUELPH, Ont. – A prominent car-parts maker in Guelph, Ont., has been fined $200,000 after a worker was hit by a furnace fireball.

The incident at Linamar Corporation occurred in October 2018.

Ontario’s labour ministry says the worker was opening the furnace door to remove a part.

A fireball erupted from the open doorway, burning him critically.

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It says the worker was not wearing protective clothing or a shield, in violation of the law.

Linamar Corporation was previously convicted for a death in 2005 and another critical injury in August 2008.

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