Sault Ste. Marie, ON – Algoma Tubes Inc., a Yukon metal pipe manufacturer, was fined $55,000 for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker was injured.
On December 17, 2008, at the company’s Sault St. Marie facility, a worker opened a door, slipped on a wet surface and fell to the ground. The worker suffered a fracture to the arm.
Algoma Tubes Inc. pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that the floor was kept free of hazards.
The fine was imposed by Justice of the Peace James Bubba. 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.