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IKO Industries Ltd. Fined $60,000 After Worker Injured

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IKO Industries Ltd. Fined $60,000 After Worker Injured

Ministry of Labour

Brampton, ON - IKO Industries Ltd., a Calgary-based roofing manufacturer, was fined $60,000 for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker was injured.

On March 24, 2011, at the company's Brampton facility, a worker was investigating a problem on one of the production lines that manufactures asphalt shingles. The worker placed a gloved hand on a sheet of asphalt that was being processed. The worker's hand was pulled into a roller and exposed to a pot of tar. The worker suffered third degree burns.

IKO Industries Ltd. pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that the line's rollers were equipped with a guard or other device to prevent access to the pinch point.

The fine was imposed by Justice of the Peace Hilda Weiss. In addition to the fine, the court imposed a 25-per-cent victim fine surcharge, as required by the Provincial Offences Act. The surcharge is credited to a special provincial government fund to assist victims of crime.

Court Information at a Glance

Location:                     Ontario Court of Justice

                                    5 Ray Lawson Blvd.
                                    Brampton, ON

Judge:                         Justice of the Peace Hilda Weiss


Date of Sentencing:    January 8, 2013

Defendant:                  IKO Industries Ltd.

Matter:                        Occupational Health and Safety

Conviction:                 Ontario Regulation 851, Section 25

Crown Counsel:          Mike Nicol

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