Incident took place in 2019
Manitoba-based Canadian Tool & Die Ltd. was fined $12,500 for violations of The Workplace Safety and Health Act that led to one worker amputating two fingers.
The company is also facing an additional $1,000 penalty payable to Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) to be used to educate the public about occupational safety and health.
The incident took place On June 27, 2019, when a worker was making adjustments to a machine used in the fabrication of wheel rims.
While reaching into the machine, the worker’s hand triggered a sensor which activated the machine and resulted in the partial amputation of two fingers.
Previously, four Manitoba employers were prosecuted for violations of the Workplace Safety and Health Act and its associated regulations, which resulted in injury and death.