Machine & Operator Safety
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.
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.