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Worker injured in slip-and-fall, company fined


Sault Ste. Marie, ON – Essar Steel Algoma Inc. pleaded guilty and has been fined $60,000 after a worker slipped on ice on the way in to work and was injured.

On the morning of March 11, 2015, an Essar employee was arriving at the mill, walking along a designated walkway employees are required to use. The worker slipped and fell on a build-up of ice in a slope across the walkway, sustaining injuries as a result.

Essar Steel Algoma Inc. pleaded guilty to failing to keep a walkway used by workers free of hazards and/or accumulation of snow or ice. The company was fined $60,000 by Justice of the Peace Paula J. Nichols in Sault Ste. Marie court on July 6, 2016.

Earlier this year the company was fined $100,000 for an August 2014 incident in which three workers were injured in a steam explosion. The company was fined by Justice of the Peace Philip M. Stanghetta in Sault Ste. Marie court on June 8, 2016.

Source: Ontario Ministry of Labour


Rehana Begg

Rehana Begg

Rehana Begg is the editor of Machinery and Equipment MRO magazine and REM – Resource Engineering and Maintenance magazine.
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