Tag | Warehouse accident
Excerpt from the Government of Ontarioâ€™s â€˜Newsroomâ€™
Millard Refrigerated Services Canada ULC, a Brampton warehousing and distribution facility, was fined $75,000 on September 11, 2009, for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) after a young worker was injured.
On March 8, 2008, the temporary worker was putting stickers on boxes and manually loading them into a trailer. While a supervisor was on a break, the worker tried using a stand up lifting device to move the boxes. While operating the device in reverse, the worker lost control, and it crashed through a closed loading door and fell over, pinning the worker’s leg to the ground. The worker suffered foot and ankle injuries.