Employer Fined $50,000 After Worker Breaks Arm
BARRIE, ON - An employer has been fined $50,000 after a worker broke an arm while trying to repair a fabric roll-up door on the job site.
On June 27, 2010, a worker at Faurecia Automotive Seating Canada Ltd. of Mississauga was trying to repair a roll-up door that had come off its track. The worker was using a ladder and another employee was assisting by opening and closing the door at a control panel. The worker's arm became entangled in the door as it was rolling up. The worker was able to extricate the entangled arm by manually disengaging the drive mechanism to the door; however, the arm was broken.
The incident took place at the Faurecia workplace located at 100 Reagens Industrial Parkway in Bradford.
The defendant pleaded guilty in a Barrie court to failing as an employer to ensure that the measures and procedures prescribed by section 76 of Regulation 851 under the Occupational Health and Safety Act were carried out, and was fined $50,000.
The fine was imposed by Justice of the Peace Michael Frederiksen. 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
45 Cedar Pointe Drive
Judge: Justice of the Peace Michael Frederiksen
Date of Sentencing: September 9, 2013
Defendant: Faurecia Automotive Seating Canada Ltd.
6141 Vipond Drive
Matter: Occupational Health and Safety
Conviction: Ontario Regulation 851
Occupational Health and Safety Act
Crown Counsel: Alicia Gordon-Fagan