Newsroom : Gate Gourmet Canada Inc. Fined $58,000 After Worker Loses Fingers

Although this is lockout related, it does demonstrate that that belt drives can cause the amputation of fingers.

Newsroom : Gate Gourmet Canada Inc. Fined $58,000 After Worker Loses Fingers.

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Newsroom : Interlake Acquisition Corporation Ltd. Fined $65,000 After Worker Injured

Another case of a slow moving entanglement hazard that most people don’t think needs to be guarded. Multiple broken bones and soft tissue injury resulted.

Newsroom : Interlake Acquisition Corporation Ltd. Fined $65,000 After Worker Injured.

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Newsroom : Aluminart Products Ltd. Fined $50,000 After Worker Loses Part of Finger

In this case an operator lost part of a finger. A four inch wide opening was used to feed material which apparently automatically actuated the press. The operator’s hand was still inside the hazard zone when the press actuated. This could have been provided had there been adequate guarding or engineering controls.

Newsroom : Aluminart Products Ltd. Fined $50,000 After Worker Loses Part of Finger.

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Newsroom : Autoneum Canada Ltd. Fined $55,000 After Worker Injured

We often see conveyors with this sort of problem. Many conveyors out there are not properly guarded.

Newsroom : Autoneum Canada Ltd. Fined $55,000 After Worker Injured.

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Newsroom : QBD Cooling Systems Inc. Fined $65,000 After Worker Injured

In this case a work was injured after entering a full body access door, closing the door after himself and having a friend outside actuate machine controls. The hazard associated with the task could have been mitigated by a well-thought out and properly designed safety and access system. Proper training on lockout procedures would also have helped.

Newsroom : QBD Cooling Systems Inc. Fined $65,000 After Worker Injured.

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Newsroom : Parker Canada Holding Co. Fined $80,000 After Workers Injured

Another case of exposed moving part causing an injury. A protrusion on a machine caught a worker and whipped him around like a rag doll.

Newsroom : Parker Canada Holding Co. Fined $80,000 After Workers Injured.

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Newsroom : Cargill Limited Pleads Guilty, Fined $40,000 After Worker Injured On Production Line

Conveyors pose hazards in the form of in-running nip points. Notice in this case however the conviction was for not giving proper lockout training.

Newsroom : Cargill Limited Pleads Guilty, Fined $40,000 After Worker Injured On Production Line.

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Newsroom : Prysmian Power Cables and Systems Canada Ltd. Fined $60,000 After Worker Injured

This is an example where training is required, but also warning labels to reinforce the training and warn of the potential hazard.

Newsroom : Prysmian Power Cables and Systems Canada Ltd. Fined $60,000 After Worker Injured.

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Newsroom : National Steel Car Ltd. Fined $140,000 After Worker Suffers Permanent Injury

In this case a gap below a light curtain allowed an untrained helper to reach into a pinch point resulting in a permanent injury to an arm. The light curtain was ajustable to accomodate various sizes of material, but it was not adjusted to suit the work in process.

The equipment apparently had the safety systems necessary. The operator and helper were given the neither the training nor the supervision required to safely operate equipment.

Newsroom : National Steel Car Ltd. Fined $140,000 After Worker Suffers Permanent Injury.

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Newsroom : Maple Leaf Foods Inc. Fined $110,000 After Worker Loses Fingers

This is another situation where a tool indirectly caused an injury to a worker when coming in contact with a machine hazard. In this case a worker’s hand was drawn into a meat chopping machine and fingers were lost. The use of tools is not a good substitute for properly designed machine guarding.

CSA Standards provide that hazardous machine motion must be stopped before a guard is allowed to open. This accident could have been prevented with an engineering control and a locking door switch to prevent access to the hazard until it had stopped.

Newsroom : Maple Leaf Foods Inc. Fined $110,000 After Worker Loses Fingers.

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