Action Trailer Sales Inc. Fined $50,000 After Worker Injured
BRAMPTON, ON - Action Trailer Sales Inc., a company that sells, leases, maintains and repairs all types of semi-trailers, has been fined $50,000 after a worker was injured while changing equipment on a trailer.
On September 17, 2012, two workers employed by Action Trailer Sales were working together at the company's worksite at 2332 Drew Road in Mississauga. The workers were tasked with changing the tires and bogie of a trailer; a bogie is the assembly that includes the tires, suspension, brake and axle system that attaches to the trailer box.
The workers changed the tires and were working on opposite sides of the trailer to remove the bogie from under the trailer. One of the workers, believing the trailer was still supported on the jack, was partly under the trailer as he attempted to free up a stuck slider lock pin. At that point, the trailer came down and pinned the worker, who sustained critical head and facial injuries.
Action Trailer Sales pleaded guilty to failing to take the reasonable precaution of establishing and maintaining a safe procedure for changing a bogie on a trailer, contrary to Section 25(2)(h) of Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act.
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
Ontario Court of Justice/Provincial Offences Court
5 Ray Lawson Boulevard
Justice of the Peace Maurice Hudson
May 13, 2014
Action Trailer Sales Inc.
2332 Drew Road
Occupational health and safety
Occupational Health and Safety Act