Machine Safety
Jan. 11, 2017 - A sheriff says a truck plant explosion that hurt several people in southeastern Minnesota could have been much worse.
Jan. 11, 2017 - As a new year develops, trends in industrial automation will continue: the evolving workforce, globalization, the use of information to develop insight into plant operation, and concerns about security.
Dec. 31, 2016 - Poly-Nova Technologies GP Inc., a manufacturer of rubber parts for the automotive industry, pleaded guilty and has been fined $80,000 after a worker was permanently injured by a hydraulic power press.
Dec. 16, 2016 - Dairy producer Saputo has reported that on December 15 at approximately 5pm, a fatality occurred on one of its Trenton, Ont., production lines.
Dec. 15, 2016 - Federal authorities have announced nearly two dozen safety violations issued to an auto parts manufacturer after a bride-to-be who worked at its Alabama plant was crushed to death by a robotic machine.
Dec. 1, 2016 - Police say a fire has engulfed a factory manufacturing explosives in southern India and 15 workers are feared dead and another three injured.
Nov. 24, 2016 - Auto parts manufacturer Linergy Manufacturing, carrying on business as LPP Manufacturing, pleaded guilty and has been fined $80,000 after a worker was injured while handling machinery that was still connected to power.
Nov. 24, 2016 - The death toll from the collapse of scaffolding at a construction site in eastern China rose to 74, state media said Thursday, in the country’s worst work-safety accident in over two years.
Nov. 16, 2016 - Bonduelle Canada, owner and operator of a vegetable processing facility in southwestern Ontario, pleaded guilty and was fined $80,000 after a worker was critically injured while cleaning a conveyor belt.
Nov. 7, 2016 - Moosehead Breweries has received the Safety Star Award for “demonstrating safety leadership and outstanding achievements in occupational health and safety” at the WorkSafeNB 2016 Health and Safety Conference in Moncton.
Nov. 7, 2016 - TSP Canada Towers, a company that manufactures wind turbines and towers, pleaded guilty and was fined $75,000 after a worker was critically injured when a one-ton structural steel ring fell from a storage rack.
Nov. 7, 2016 - Vale Canada Limited pleaded guilty and has been fined $1,000,000 after one worker died and another was critically injured while attempting to clear a jam in a rock-crushing machine at a plant near Sudbury.
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.

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