Agency worker injures hand on lathe

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An engineering firm was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker suffered injuries to his hand. Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard that in September 2014 the injured person was employed by The Works agency. He had only been working for four days at the site of Hallamshire Engineering Service Ltd which at the time was […]

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Diamond Drilling Company Fined $200,000 After Worker Killed By Falling Tree

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TIMMINS, ON
– Following a trial, Orbit Garant Drilling Services Inc., a diamond drilling
company operating in northeastern Ontario, was found guilty and fined $200,000
after a worker was killed by a falling tree while exiting a bulldozer.

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Company fined after worker was injured by a fork lift truck

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A North West manufacturing company has been fined after an employee was struck by a fork lift truck. Manchester & Salford Magistrates’ Court heard that on 13 April 2015 that an employee of West Coast Corrugated Ltd was struck by a reversing clamp truck which resulted in him fracturing his pelvis at the company’s site […]

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Engineering firm fined after exposing workers to Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)

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An engineering firm has been fined for failing to control the risk to employees using hand held power tools from Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS). Manchester and Salford Magistrates heard how Newfield Fabrications Co Ltd (NFCL) failed to ensure the risks to its employees from exposure was adequately controlled. The company also failed to ensure its […]

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Recycling Company Fined $65,000 After Worker Suffers Permanent Injury

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BRAMPTON,
ON – The recycling company that operates glass recycling facilities for
Ontario’s municipal blue-box collection, deposit return program and the Beer
Store pleaded guilty and has been fined $65,000 after a worker suffered a
permanent injury caused by running machinery.

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Construction company fined after worker fell through fragile roof

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T Broom Construction Limited has today been fined after an employee of the company fell more than five metres through a fragile roof onto the ground. Taunton Magistrates’ Court heard that on 23 June 2016, 26-year old Ryan Sartin was repairing a roof at Home Farm, Shepton Beauchamp, Somerset when he fell through a fragile […]

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Haulage firm fined after worker crushed

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A haulage firm has been fined after a load from the top of a double-decked trailer fell onto a worker. Warwick Crown Court heard that a Maxi Haulage Limited employee was injured at a site in Cape Road Warwick, when a piece of metal ducting, six metres long and weighing 28kg, fell from the top […]

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Concrete manufacturer fined after a worker fell from height

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Meadows WR LLP (MWR) has been fined after a 60 year-old man fell off a ladder, through and opening and down to the lower floor of a house in St Albans. St Albans Crown Court heard how the 60-year-old man, Mr Kundi, died three years after the incident. MWR contracted him to part demolish and […]

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Ontario Creating Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs

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Ontario is creating more opportunity and security for
workers through its plan for Fair
Workplaces and Better Jobs. This includes hiking the minimum
wage, ensuring part-time workers are paid the same hourly wage as full-time
workers, introducing paid sick days for every worker, enabling at least three
weeks’ vacation after five years with the same employer and stepping up
enforcement of employment laws.

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Two contractors fined after worker fell from height

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Two London based construction contractors, Sager Construction Limited (SCL) and Shaun Dixon Services Ltd (SDSL) have today been fined after an employee fell more than three metres when a scaffold board that he was standing on broke. Southwark Crown Court heard SCL had been appointed the principal contractor for the construction of a shopping centre […]

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