Brantford, ON – Brant Screen Craft Inc., a Brantford printing company, was fined $25,000 for violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act that caused a worker to be injured.
On April 14, 2009, at the company’s printing facility, a worker was adjusting parts of a running lamination machine. The worker’s hand got entangled in a pinch point between two rolls and was injured.
A Ministry of Labour investigation found that the worker was wearing a ring at the time of the incident.
Brant Screen Craft Inc. pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that the worker was not wearing a ring near a source of entanglement.
The fine was imposed by Justice of the Peace Dan MacDonald. In addition to the fine, the court imposed a 25-per-cent victim fine surcharge, as required by the Provincial Offences Act. The surcharge is credited to a special provincial government fund to assist victims of crime.