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Media Bulletin - Manitoba

September 13, 2019

PROVINCE ADVISES EMPLOYER PROSECUTED FOR WORKPLACE INCIDENT



Manitoba Growth, Enterprise and Trade is reminding employers to ensure that workplaces are safe and workers are adequately trained to perform their duties after an employer was prosecuted for violations of The Workplace Safety and Health Act and Regulations.  As a result, a penalty totalling more than $50,000 was ordered by the courts.
 
On June 17, 2016, Convey-All Industries Inc. workers were cleaning the rollers of a Cidan Panel Roll Former.  Roll formers are used to leave impressions (corrugations) in sheet metal.  One of the workers held the machine’s hand controller and ‘jogged’ the rollers while he simultaneously wiped the rollers with a rag that he held in his other hand.  A second worker sprayed a cleaning solution onto the rollers as the first worker wiped them clean.  The first worker’s gloved left hand was pulled into the rollers.  The worker was treated for crushing injuries to his hand.  Convey-All Industries Inc. pleaded guilty to failing to develop safe work procedures for the cleaning of the roll former.  The employer was ordered to pay $50,050 in fines and penalties.

More information on workplace safety and health and The Workplace Safety and Health Act is available at www.gov.mb.ca/labour/safety/index.html.

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