Machine Safety
May 26, 2016 - A meat processing plant in Ajax, Ont., has pleaded guilty and fined $82,500 for two separate incidents in which workers suffered hand injuries.
May 10, 2016 - Monterra Lumber Mills Ltd., a remanufacturer of softwood lumber, pleaded guilty and has been fined $80,000 in the death of a delivery driver who was killed while lumber was being unloaded from the truck he had been driving.
May 4, 2016 - Cargill Limited, operating as Cargill Value Added Meats, pleaded guilty and has been fined $65,000 after a worker suffered the loss of fingers to exhaust fan blades.
May 2, 2016 - The 2015 annual report from the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) shows a “year of stability and growth” as on-the-job injuries resulting in lost time declined 2.07 per cent in 2015 to their lowest level in more than two decades.
Apr. 21, 2016 - Schmolz + Bickenbach Canada, an international manufacturer, producer and distributor of steel products, pleaded guilty and has been fined $100,000 after a worker suffered injuries that resulted in amputation.
Apr. 19, 2016 - U.S. Steel Canada/Acier U.S. Canada pleaded guilty and has been fined $75,000 after a worker lost consciousness and suffered fractures and burns after being caught and pinned by a hydraulic ram.
Mar. 31, 2016 - RES Precast, a company that designs, fabricates and erects concrete panels, pleaded guilty and was fined $65,000 after a worker suffered critical injuries from panels that tipped over.
Mar. 31, 2016 - Pilz Automation Safety Canada is now offering customers the Pre-Start Health and Safety Review (PHSR) service, which it says will compliment the “whole host of services offered by Pilz that are designed to help customers implement the relevant standards and directives and develop an optimum safety strategy for entire plants.”
Mar. 8, 2016 - Bag to Earth Inc./Sac au Sol Inc., a company in the business of manufacturing paper packaging products, pleaded guilty and has been fined $50,000 after a worker was injured by a paper-bag-making machine.
Mar. 8, 2016 - Hundreds of off-road equipment industry professionals are expected to gather at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) annual product safety and compliance seminar in April, marking the 25th consecutive year of the event.
Mar. 3, 2016 - Precision Technologies, a division of Magna Powertrain, pleaded guilty and has been fined $80,000 after a worker suffered fractures and burns in a workplace explosion.
Feb. 9, 2016 - Colacem Canada Inc., which operates a cement plant in Wendover, Ont., pleaded guilty and has been fined $60,000 after a worker was injured by a conveyor.
Feb. 8, 2016 - GameTime — a manufacturer of commercial playground equipment, outdoor fitness products and custom play spaces — is celebrating five million hours without a lost-time injury at its manufacturing facility in Fort Payne, Ala. This represents seven years without a work-related injury of the facility’s 400 employees, says the company, adding that this “demonstrates the company’s commitment to an industry-leading employee safety program.”
Feb. 2, 2016 - The Ontario Ministry of Labour’s “Safe operation of machinery blitz” is taking place January 18 until February 26. During this time, ministry inspectors will show up, unannounced, at industrial facilities across the province to make sure employers are protecting workers from hazards associated with the operation of machinery.
Feb. 1, 2016 - Ideal Drain Tile Ltd., a manufacturer of high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe, pleaded guilty and was fined $110,000 in the death of a worker who was working alone and received a fatal electrical shock.

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