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.