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Fiera Foods Company Fined $300,000 After Worker Killed

Author | Ministry of Labour (Ontario News)
Posted by SafetyON | September 15, 2017

TORONTO, ONTARIO - Fiera Foods Company, A Toronto commercial bakery, was fined $300,000 after an incident where a worker was killed.

Fiera Foods Company Fined $300,000 After Worker Killed

On September 2, 2016, a worker employed by a temporary help agency was working at the Fiera Foods Company plant located at 50 Marmora Street in Toronto. The worker wore a hijab which was loose at the ends. The hijab became entangled under a guard covering the chain drive of a conveyor, causing fatal injuries to the worker. An emergency stop button was not accessible from the location of the entanglement.

A Ministry of Labour investigation determined that Fiera Foods Company had failed to ensure that a worker near a source of entanglement secured all loose clothing, as required by section 83(2) of the Industrial Regulation. This was in violation of section 25 (1)(c) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Fiera Foods Company pleaded guilty and was fined $300,000. The sentence was imposed by Justice of the Peace Rhonda Roffey. The court also 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.

 

Location:                    

Provincial Offences Court/Ontario Court of Justice

70 Centre Avenue

Toronto, Ontario

                                   

Judge:                         

Justice of the Peace Rhonda Roffey

                                   

Date of Sentencing:

September 14, 2017

 

Defendant: 

Fiera Foods Company

 

Matter:                       

Occupational health and safety

                                   

Convictions:               

Ontario Regulation 851

Section 83(2)

Occupational Health and Safety Act

Section 25(1)(c)

                                   

Crown Counsels:

Shantanu Roy

Joe Ferraro

https://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/news/

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