Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Maple Leaf fined $110,000

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. has been fined $110,000 for failing to ensure a meat blade could not harm workers.

An employee at the plant in North York lost fingers while he was trying the clear away some meat caught in the blade.

Justice of the Peace David J. Hunt issued the fine after the Ministry of Labour testified that the machinery ought to have been set up so the blade would come to a complete stop before a protection-cage could be lifted.