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Media Bulletin - Manitoba

September 2, 2021

PROVINCE PROSECUTES EMPLOYER FOR WORKPLACE INCIDENT THAT RESULTED IN INJURY



The Manitoba government has prosecuted an employer for violations of The Workplace Safety and Health Act and its associated regulations that resulted in serious injury.

In an incident on June 27, 2019, a worker at Winnipeg-based Canadian Tool & Die Ltd. was making adjustments to a machine used in the fabrication of wheel rims. While reaching into the machine, the worker’s hand triggered a sensor which activated the machine and resulted in the partial amputation of two fingers. 

Following the investigation by Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) officials, Canadian Tool & Die Ltd. was fined $12,500 and an additional $1,000 penalty payable to WSH to be used to educate the public about occupational safety and health. 

More information can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/labour/safety/compliance.html.

 

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