Fabricushion Fined $70,000 After Worker Injured
NEWMARKET, ON - Fabricushion, a Markham latex and cloth lamination plant, was fined $70,000 after a worker was injured.
On May 30, 2012, a worker went to retrieve a hand cart at the Fabricushion plant at 259 Steelcase Road in Markham. The hand cart had been placed behind a forklift. At the same time a supervisor reversed the forklift, pinning the worker between the forklift and the hand cart. The worker suffered a critical leg injury.
Fabricushion pleaded guilty to failing to provide information, instruction and supervision to a worker to protect the health or safety of the worker.
The fine was imposed by Justice of the Peace Philip N. Solomon. 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
465 Davis Drive
Justice of the Peace Philip N. Solomon
Date of Sentencing:
June 20, 2014
Occupational health and safety
Occupational Health and Safety Act, Section 25(2)(a)