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Newsroom : Barrie Fabric Manufacturer Fined $40,000 After Worker Caught in Machine

In this case a new employee reach through an unguarded point in the machine and became caught in the machine and had to be extricated by the local fire department. The resulting injuries required surgery. A PHSR report would have … Continue reading

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Newsroom : Worker Critically Injured by Robotic Device, Company Fined $270,000

In this case maintenance worker was injured after entering a robot cell through the light curtain to perform a maintenance task. They don’t say how the robot could have moved if the light curtain had been broken. Improper lockout procedures … Continue reading

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Newsroom : Cracker Company Fined $110,000 After Worker Suffers Injuries From Conveyor

In this case a worker suffered permanent injuries when a hand was pulled into machinery. Nobody seems to have recognized the nip hazard at a roller rotating opposite to a conveyor belt. Source: Newsroom : Cracker Company Fined $110,000 After … Continue reading

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Newsroom : Paper Mill Operator Fined $55,000 after Worker Suffers Hand Injury

In this case the equipment owner had a PHSR report from an engineer pointing out the pinch point but failed to address the hazard. Source: Newsroom : Paper Mill Operator Fined $55,000 after Worker Suffers Hand Injury

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Newsroom : Meat Processor Fined $65,000 After Worker Suffers Loss of Fingers

This is an unfortunate case of a hazard not being recognized and properly guarded. A PHSR review would have identified the hazard. Cargill Value Added Meats pleaded guilty and has been fined $65,000 after a worker suffered the loss of … Continue reading

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Newsroom : CRS Plastics Ltd. Fined $100,000 for Fatal Health and Safety Violation

This is an example of an unguarded hazard that unfortunately had fatal consequences. The guard was damaged and removed allowing a temporary worker to come in contact with the moving parts of the machine. Newsroom : CRS Plastics Ltd. Fined … Continue reading

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Newsroom : Sof Surfaces Inc. Fined $70,000 After Worker Loses Foot

In this case proper lockout procedures were not followed resulting in a temporary worker losing a foot. Lock-out/tag-out requirements should always be followed. Newsroom : Sof Surfaces Inc. Fined $70,000 After Worker Loses Foot.

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Newsroom : Property Company Fined $50,000 After Worker Suffers Injuries to Hands

Regardless of whether it is in an industrial facility or not, in-running nip points must be guarded to prevent injuries. Newsroom : Property Company Fined $50,000 After Worker Suffers Injuries to Hands.

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Newsroom : Sun-Brite Foods Inc. Fined $70,000 After Worker Injured in Canning Facility

A seasonal worker suffered a preventable partial amputation of a foot after slipping into the unguarded auger of a new piece of equipment. Other similar machines at the site had guards, but this one was left unguarded. Newsroom : Sun-Brite … Continue reading

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Newsroom : Brantford Company Fined $170,000 After Worker Crushed Under Equipment

This was a tragic and preventable accident. Fixed guarding was removed and a worker crawled beneath elevated equipment without any kind of blocking and improper troubleshooting methods. The worker was crushed to death after asking a co-worker to actuate the … Continue reading

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