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Nail-making company in Kitchener fined $100,000 by Ministry of Labour
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Nail-making company in Kitchener fined $100,000 by Ministry of Labour

The Ministry of Labour has fined a Kitchener nail-making company and its CEO a total of $100,000 after it was discovered that machines the company was running were not up to safety standards. In a release, the ministry says inspectors visited the THS Industries Inc plant on Manitou Drive on Dec. 22, 2022, after someone tipped the government off about safety concerns.It noted that a number of safety issues were discovered at the plant, including unfixed access gates on several machines, workers operating inside access gates and safety gates being open while machines were in operation. Trending Now The release also says that “fixed guards had been removed around a significant number of nail-maker machines and at multiple locations on each machine. Story continu...
Belleville, Ont. construction project suspended due to on-site death – Kingston
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Belleville, Ont. construction project suspended due to on-site death – Kingston

The Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development is investigating a workplace death at a construction project in Belleville, Ont. Full details of the incident have not been released, only that it happened on the 14th of January at a construction site in the Belleville industrial park on College Street East.The name and age of the deceased have not been released. Work at the construction site has been stopped while the investigation is underway.KCK Contracting, Ltd., based out of Alberta, is one of the construction firms working on the site. Trending Now David Crosby, legendary rock musician and songwriter, dies at 81 Zeller...
National Steel Car fined $140K in connection with 2020 workplace death – Hamilton
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National Steel Car fined $140K in connection with 2020 workplace death – Hamilton

National Steel Car has been fined $140,000 in relation to the death of a crane operator who was killed just over two years ago at an east Hamilton facility. A spokesperson with the provincial offences office told Global News the matter involved a Sept. 2, 2020, incident in which an object from a 20-tonne crane fell on an operator.In a joint submission with the Crown, the railcar manufacturer pleaded guilty to a provincial health and safety charge, admitting crane controls were not located at a safe distance from the load being lifted.Two other related offences, tied to Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act, were withdrawn in a court hearing Thursday.The United Steelworkers Local 7135 revealed the operator was 51-year-old Fraser Cowan during a demonstration June 9, just days...