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Labour ministry orders work stoppage at Siemens Tillsonburg wind plant

One employee is in hospital with serious injuries after industrial accident July 13.


July 16, 2015
by PLANT Staff

TILLSONBURG, Ont. — The Ontario Ministry of Labour has ordered a work stoppage order at a Tillsonburg, Ont. wind turbine blade manufacturing plant following a workplace accident July 13 that sent an employee to hospital with serious injuries, according to CTV News.

The 253,000-square-foot plant is owned by Siemens and opened in 2010. It employs 300 production workers.

A ministry spokesperson told CTV the worker was hooking up a loader to a turbine blade when he was injured.

The plant is still operational and the work stoppage is related to certain equipment.

CTV London’s Kathy Rumleski is also reporting that an order was also issued to protect workers from falling while hooking C clamps on the massive turbine blades, which are up to 170 feet long.

The ministry says their investigation is ongoing.

More details to come.

1 Comment » for Labour ministry orders work stoppage at Siemens Tillsonburg wind plant
  1. major jean says:

    Will they a good plant to work for but they never give second Chance to anyone because I from gaspe Quebec and I used to work for east coast winds I worked up their and I like it but when I spit in my own company guy hand with rubber on he told the supervisor what I did then they fired me any I still want to work up there again soon if they give a poor guy a second chance because now I living on $663 a month on welfare they will never give a second Chance

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