Critical Injury Results in $70,000 Fine for Cobourg Company

A Cobourg Company was fined $70,000 in relation to the critical injury of a worker. The court also imposed the 25% victim fine surcharge.

A worker suffered a critical injury after being caught in operating machinery.

Section 26 of Regulation 851/90 (the Industrial Establishments Regulation) states that a machine shall be guarded so that the material being processed will not endanger the safety of a worker. Section 25(1)(c) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act states that the employer must ensure the regulations are followed.

Ministry of Labour

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