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Pilkington Glass fined $50,000 after worker injured


November 5, 2010
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Nov. 5, 2010 – Pilkington Glass of Canada has been fined $50,000 for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act that caused an injury to a worker.

Nov. 5, 2010 – Pilkington Glass of Canada has been fined $50,000 for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act that caused an injury to a worker.

On March 23, 2009, at the company's manufacturing facility in Collingwood, a worker was inspecting windshields on a conveyor. The worker dropped a roll of stickers under the conveyor and reached to pick them up. The worker's hand was caught and injured between parts of the conveyor and a damaged guard.

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A Ministry of Labour investigation found that the guard was damaged and did not prevent access to the moving parts of the conveyor.

Pilkington Glass of Canada Ltd. pleaded guilty to failing to replace or repair the damaged guard.

The fine was imposed by Justice of the Peace Ann Forfar. 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.


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