Company did not inform Manitoba’s safety branch of incident as soon as possible
Fleet Brake Parts & Service Limited has been fined $37,500.
On Oct. 24, 2017, a worker was cutting off a portion of a metal bracket using a VicRoc Hydraulic Shear Press. Prior to cutting the bracket, the worker clamped the bracket with a hydraulic material lock bar. Once locked in place the worker cut the bracket. The worker released the clamped bracket by raising the hydraulic lock bar. The worker placed his right hand on the top of the lock bar as it raised, resulting in the partial amputation of the worker’s index finger.
Fleet Brake Parts & Services Limited pleaded guilty to:
•section 16.5(1)(a) of the Workplace Safety and Health Regulations, M.R. 217/2006 to the charge of failing to ensure that the VicRoc Shear press had safeguards on it to prevent workers from coming into contact with moving parts of the machine.
•section 2.7(1) of the Workplace Safety and Health Regulations, M.R. 217/2006 to the charge of failing to notify the Workplace Safety and Health Branch of a serious incident that occurred at a workplace immediately and/or by the fastest means of communication available.
Source: Government of Manitoba