Subscribe
PLANT

Metro Paper Industries fined $75K for 2013 worker injury

The worker broke one finger and lost part of another while conducting repairs at Toronto plant.


August 21, 2015
by The Canadian Press

TORONTO — A Toronto judge has ruled that a company must pay $75,000 after a worker suffered hand injuries in a napkin-folding machine two years ago.

Metro Paper Industries pleaded guilty to failing to inform the worker in the company’s Toronto plant on how to safely maintain and test the machine.

A court bulletin says the worker broke one finger and lost part of another while conducting repairs.

He used one hand to see if a part of the machine was vibrating or giving off heat.

The hand got caught at a pinch point on the machine as the worker attempted to pull it off.

When the incident occurred in September, 2013, Metro Paper was a mid-sized business that manufactured paper products, such as napkins, tissues and toilet paper.

The judge also imposed a 25% victim fine surcharge.

© 2015 The Canadian Press

Have your say:

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*