Manufacturer fined $122K after worker's arms caught in drum

WorkSafeBC determined machine had not been guarded, locked out

WorkSafeBC has fined Roxul of Grand Forks, B.C. a total of $122,444. 


A worker at this firm's insulation manufacturing facility was feeding foil facing around a rotating heat drum. The worker's arms were caught between the heat drum and the tension roller, and the worker was injured. WorkSafeBC's investigation determined that the machine had not been guarded or locked out, and the work procedures for the machine did not include lockout. The firm failed to ensure machinery was effectively safeguarded and locked out to protect workers. These were repeated and high-risk violations.


The fibreglass insulation manufacturer was fined on Dec. 14, 2017.

Source: WorkSafeBC