Canadian concrete company fined over forklift accident

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- 14 Mar 2024 ( #1170 ) - London, ON, Canada
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The concrete company pleaded guilty to breaching the Occupational Health and Safety Act
The concrete company pleaded guilty to breaching the Occupational Health and Safety Act

Canadian company Coldstream Concrete has been fined CAD75,000 (USD55,625) over a forkplace accident that left a worker with critical injuries.

The accident happened in July 2022 at Coldstream Concrete’s facility in Ilderton, Ontario.

On the day of the incident a worker was operating various lifting devices to move concrete products in and out of a casting area inside the company’s main building.

After delivering a product to the casting area, the worker began driving the forklift to an outdoor yard to collect another piece.

While approaching a ramp that led to the main building, the forklift collided with a front-end loader travelling down the ramp.

The collision resulted in critical injuries to the forklift operator.

A Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development investigation determined that the incident could have been avoided had the company used a traffic management plan.

Coldstream Concrete pleaded guilty to breaching the Occupational Health and Safety Act in the Provincial Offences Court in London, Ontario.

The court imposed a fine of CAD75,000 as well as a 25% victim surcharge fine, as required by Canada’s Provincial Offences Act.

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