A Toronto-based company that sells and services tractors and other equipment for the construction industry has been fined $115,000 after a worker’s hand was crushed by a piece of equipment in London.
Toromont Industries pleaded guilty to failing to ensure proper measures and procedures were carried out in the workplace after an accident at their London facility at 50 Enterprise Drive.
The court was told the worker suffered serious injuries in August, 2015 in the company’s heavy equipment maintenance shop in London. It happened after the worker’s hand became trapped between the concrete floor and a two-tonne drive assembly that had fallen from its support stands.
The province says the drive assembly had been placed on three support stands and tested to see if it was safely balanced. However, the test was done while it was still attached to an overhead crane, and it was not solidly secured. The assembly become unstable and fell off the support stands.
In addition to the $115,000 fine, the court also imposed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required by the Provincial Offences Act.
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