Company Fined After Worker Struck by Flying Metal in Mississauga


Published March 9, 2018 at 9:40 pm


A Montreal-based company has been fined after a worker was injured by flying metal in the operation’s Mississauga facility.

The Province of Ontario recently announced that Lexsuco 2010 Corporation, a company that manufactures and distributes commercial roofing products, has been fined $60,000.

The incident occurred on May 31, 2016 at the company’s Mississauga facility on Orlando Drive.

According to the Ministry of Labour, the worker was trimming a large copper disc on a lathe when the injury occurred.

The court bulletin says that as the worker was attempting to trim the outer edge of the disc with a cutting tool, the cutting tool caught on the copper, tearing a large piece of copper off the copper disc (called a swarf).  The swarf hit the worker, who was injured as a result.

The subsequent Ministry of Labour investigation found that, at the time of the injury, the spin area on the lathe was not guarded or shielded to protect the worker from the swarf as required by the Industrial Establishments Regulation.

Following a guilty plea, the company was fined $60,000 in a Mississauga court.

The court also imposed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge.

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