ArcelorMittal Tubular Products Canada Inc. fined $110,000 after worker critically injured

    BRAMPTON, ON, April 20 /CNW/ - ArcelorMittal Tubular Products Canada
Inc., a Hamilton company, was fined $110,000 on April 14, 2009, for a
violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), after a worker was
seriously injured.
    On December 11, 2007, a worker at the company's facilities at 14 Holtby
Avenue in Brampton was using a lift truck to move steel coils from a cradle.
While outside the truck retrieving safety upright bars for the cradle, a coil,
weighing 2.708 metric tons (5,970 lb.) tipped onto the worker's leg. As a
result of injuries, the worker's leg was amputated below the knee.
    ArcelorMittal Tubular Products Canada Inc. pleaded guilty under the OHSA
to failing, as an employer, to ensure material that is stored will not tip,
collapse or fall, and can be removed or withdrawn without endangering the
safety of a worker.
    The fine was imposed by Justice of the Peace J. Farnum. In addition to
the fine, the court also imposed a 25-per-cent victim fine surcharge on the
total, 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
                          Courtroom B-2
                          7755 Hurontario Street
                          Brampton, Ontario

    Judge:                Justice of the Peace J. Farnum

    Date of Conviction:   April 14, 2009

    Defendants:           ArcelorMittal Tubular Products Canada Inc.

    Matter: Occupational  Health and Safety

    Conviction(s):        OHSA s.45(b) of O. Reg. 851/90

    Crown Counsel:        Brian A. Blumenthal

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