As we continue into 2021, we should all take a moment to recall that even though COVID 19 is foremost in everyone’s thoughts we still must continue to promote workplace safety and best practices for all job tasks and procedures. Last week alone saw another three workplace fatalities in Ontario alone. Below are some links to recent court cases and decisions, these make excellent toolbox talks and will help serve as a reminder to all employees that safety is everyone’s responsibility.
- Ministry of Labour given leave to appeal against the City of Sudbury for pedestrian fatality.
Ministry of Labour granted leave to appeal acquittal of City of Greater Sudbury in pedestrian death | CBC News
- Ontario government ordered to pay 2 million due to negligence of MoL Inspectors.
Court orders Ontario government to pay family of late Sudbury mine worker $2M in damages | CBC News
- Cambridge company fined 115K after two workers injured due to lack of overhead protection.
Two Workers Injured at Whitby Steel Plant Resulting in $115,000 Fine for Cambridge Company | Ontario Newsroom
- Mining firm fined 75k after worker injured due to lack of guarding.
Cobalt Mining Company Fined $75,000 After Worker Injured by Conveyor | Ontario Newsroom
- Elevator firm fined 75K after Lock out violation results in worker injury.
Elevator Worker’s Injury Results in $55,000 Fine for Ottawa Company | Ontario Newsroom