Machine Safety
Nov. 3, 2016 - Southcoast IQF, a company that operates a vegetable processing, freezing and packaging facility in southwestern Ontario, pleaded guilty and was fined $54,500 after a worker received a critical injury from the cutting blades of a dicer.
Nov. 3, 2016 - Albarrie Canada Ltd., a company that manufactures industrial-use fabrics, pleaded guilty and was fined $40,000 after a worker was caught in a carding machine and suffered injuries.
Oct. 7, 2016 - CS Wind Canada, a manufacturer of wind turbine towers, pleaded guilty and has been fined $60,000 after a worker was injured by moving components of a tower under construction.
Oct. 3, 2016 - Matcor Automotive, a manufacturer of metal parts for the automotive industry, was convicted after a trial and given a fine of $270,000 after a worker suffered a devastating injury involving a robotic device.
Sept. 30, 2016 - Mohawk Garnet, operator of a mill in the City of Greater Sudbury, Ont., pleaded guilty and has been fined $75,000 after two separate incidents in which workers were injured by moving conveyor belts.
Sept. 26, 2016 - Bailey Metal Processing has been fined $50,000 after a worker was injured by machinery.
Sept. 26, 2016 - Steel producer ArcelorMittal Dofasco was fined $60,000 after a worker was overcome by gas fumes and lost consciousness at the company’s Burlington Street East plant in Ontario.
Aug. 19, 2016 - The Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) is seeking 38 inspectors to help enforce Ontario’s occupational health and safety laws at industrial and construction sector workplaces across the province, said a senior official.
Aug. 12, 2016 - Meyer Steel Drum Inc. in Chicago, Ill., is facing $46,800 in proposed penalties for lack of adequate machine guarding.
Aug. 12, 2016 - La Espiga de Oro Inc., a Houston, Texas, tortilla factory faces $106,700 in federal penalties for exposing employees to amputation, machine, fall and extreme heat hazards.
Jul. 8, 2016 - This May, Baldor employees at the Fort Smith motor plant in Arkansas achieved 15 million hours with a lost-time accident — a milestone achievement they’ve been working toward since August 2010, says the company.
Jul. 4, 2016 - BFG Canada Ltd., a cracker manufacturer, pleaded guilty and was fined $110,000 after a worker suffered permanent injuries when a hand was pulled into machinery. The incident occurred on December 5, 2014, at the company’s manufacturing facility in Kitchener, Ont.
Jun. 29, 2016 - An explosion at Bonnell Aluminum plant in Newnan, Ga., has injured five workers and rocked buildings in the city’s downtown area. 
Jun. 10, 2016 - The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says Ashley Furniture, a retailer of home furnishings, has agreed to pay $1.75 million to settle alleged safety violations at its plants in Arcadia and Whitehall, Wisc., and in Ecru and Ripley, Miss.
Jun. 10, 2016 - The Baldor Electric Company gearbox manufacturing plant in Belton, S.C., is celebrating a milestone achievement. This month, the company announced it recently completed 18 years without a lost time accident, and employees have worked one year without any recordable accidents.

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