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.
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