IKO Industries Ltd. Fined $60,000 After Worker Injured
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
5 Ray Lawson Blvd.
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