Thursday, November 1, 2012

Royal Group, Inc. Fined $50,000 After Worker Injured


Is a wet floor really that bad?  Yes, when people can be hurt!

Doesn't the employee have a duty under the IRS?

Who is ultimately responsible?

October 30, 2012

Newmarket, ON - Royal Group, Inc., carrying on business as Royal Pipe Co., a Toronto pipe manufacturer, was fined $50,000 for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker was injured.

On July 2, 2011, a worker at the company's Woodbridge manufacturing facility was setting up one of the production lines. The worker slipped on a wet surface and fell onto a machine. The worker's arm was trapped and injured between the frame of the machine and one of its moving parts.

Royal Group, Inc., carrying on business as Royal Pipe Co., pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that the work surface was kept free of slip and fall hazards.

The fine was imposed by Justice of the Peace John MacDonald. In addition to the fine, the court imposed a 25-per-cent victim fine surcharge, as required by the Provincial Offences Act. The surcharge is credited to a special provincial government fund to assist victims of crime.

Court Information at a Glance

Location:                    Ontario Court of Justice
                                    465 Davis Dr.
                                    Newmarket, ON

Judge:                         Justice of the Peace John MacDonald

Date of Sentencing:    October 26, 2012

Defendants:                 Royal Group, Inc. carrying on business as Royal Pipe Co.
Matter:                        Occupational Health and Safety

Convictions:                Ontario Regulatio 851, Section 11(a)(ii)

Crown Counsel:          Shantanu Roy

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