Archive | Apr, 2011
Blog Post #74 – David J. Cupido Construction Limited Fined $52,000 For Failing To Protect Workers From Asbestos
Excerpts From the Ontario Government’s ‘Newsroom’
David J. Cupido Construction Limited, a Kingston company, was fined $52,000 on April 16, 2009, for a violation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), after workers were exposed to asbestos.
On May 22, 2007, workers started construction in a building at 1211 John Counter Boulevard in Kingston when material was discovered that contained asbestos.
A Ministry of Labour investigation found that workers were exposed to asbestos and that David J. Cupido Construction Limited failed to take the reasonable precaution of checking for the presence of asbestos in the building before starting work at the site. Under the OHSA, employers must ensure no work is done that may disturb material that may contain asbestos.
Excerpts From the Government of Ontario’s ‘Newsroom’
A Montreal, Quebec company that makes pulp, paper, and wood products at facilities across Canada and the United States, was fined $87,000 on April 16, 2009, for a violation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, after a worker was injured.
On March 20, 2007, at the company’s facility in White River, an electrician was doing maintenance work on a machine in the plant. While the worker was testing the voltage inside an electrical panel on the machine, an arc flash, or electrical blast, burned the worker’s hand and face.
A Ministry of Labour investigation found that the worker was not wearing rubber gloves or wearing a shield.
Blog Post #72 – Two Companies, Two Supervisors, Fined A Total Of $297,000 After The Death Of A Young Worker
Excerpt From the Ontario Government’s ‘Newroom’
Brook Restoration Ltd., a Toronto construction company, was fined $150,000 on April 22, 2009, completing a case that saw another company and two individuals also convicted for violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), after a young worker was killed on the job.
On January 17, 2007, a young worker employed by Ontario Roofing & General Contracting Services Ltd., fell over 42 metres (140 feet) from a roof canopy at 5900 Yonge Street in Toronto, sustaining fatal injuries. Ontario Roofing & General Contracting Services was subcontracted by Brook Restoration Ltd. to perform work on this project.
Excerpts from the Government of Ontarioâ€™s â€˜Newsroomâ€™
Southern Sanitation Inc., a Toronto garbage hauling company carrying on business as Wasteco, was fined $85,000 on April 16, 2009, for a violation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), after a worker was killed.
On November 20, 2007, a Wasteco truck mechanic working alone at the company garage at 161 Bridgeland Avenue in Toronto was crushed between the rails and frame of a roll-off truck being worked on.