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Blog Author Steve Hudgik

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Company and Supervisor Fined $171,000 Total After Worker Injured

Fines for not providing a safe workplace work differently in Canada than the U.S.  In the U.S. the company faces OSHA citations and fines. In Canada both the company, and those in management or supervisory positions, face being fined.  A news story in "Ontario," about an electrical worker who was injured, illustrate this.

The news story reports:

"ThyssenKrupp Industrial Services Canada Inc., carrying on business as ThyssenKrupp Hearn Division, a provider of warehousing, packaging and transportation services, was fined $160,000 for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker was injured. Don Hearn Jr., a supervisor, was fined $11,000 in relation to the same incident."

In addition to the fine, the Provincial Offences Act adds a 25% surcharge that goes to a provincial government fund that assists victims of crime.

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