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CRS Plastics Ltd. Fined $100,000 for Fatal Health and Safety Violation

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CRS Plastics Ltd. Fined $100,000 for Fatal Health and Safety Violation

NEWMARKET, ON - CRS Plastics Ltd., a Vaughan plastic bottle manufacturer, was fined $100,000 for a violation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker was fatally injured.

On March 29, 2014, a temporary worker was removing plastic bottles from the end of a blow mould machine at the CRS facility located at 140 Hanlan Road in Vaughan, Ontario. The machine had a moving part that should have been guarded, however that guard had broken and was missing while it underwent repairs. The worker came into contact with the moving part of the machine and was fatally injured.

CRS Plastics Ltd. pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that a machine with a moving part that could endanger a worker was equipped with a guard to prevent access.

The fine was imposed by Justice of the Peace Marie-Christine Smythe on August 17, 2015 in Newmarket court. 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

Newmarket, Ontario



Justice of the Marie-Christine Smythe


Date of Sentencing:

August 17, 2015


CRS Plastics Ltd.

140 Hanlan Road

Vaughan, Ontario


Occupational health and safety



Ontario Regulation 851/90, Section 24


Crown Counsel:

David McCaskill 

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