Ontario Ministry of Labour. (Photo by Alexandra Latremouille)

Company Fined After Worker’s Death

The Ministry of Labour has fined a Maidstone company $125,000 after a worker was killed on the job.

The worker, employed by R.J. Cyr Company Inc, was killed in November 2016 while he was lifting conveyor frames with a crane and placing them on a support structure. The employee detached the crane before securing the frame to the skid and as he was securing the skid, it tipped over pinning the man underneath.

The Ministry of Labour investigation found no evidence that the worker had been instructed not to disconnect the conveyor skid from the overhead crane until the skid was secured to the support structure.

The company plead guilty and was fined $125,000. The court also imposed a 25% victim fine surcharge.