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Fabricushion Fined $70,000 After Worker Injured

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Fabricushion Fined $70,000 After Worker Injured

Ministry of Labour

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

Location:                    

Ontario Court of Justice

465 Davis Drive

Newmarket, Ontario
                                   

Judge:                         

Justice of the Peace Philip N. Solomon

                                   

Date of Sentencing:

June 20, 2014


Defendant:

Fabricushion


Matter:                       

Occupational health and safety

                                   

Conviction:               

Occupational Health and Safety Act, Section 25(2)(a)

                                               

Crown Counsel:

Dan Kleiman

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