Windsor

Bonduelle fined $80,000 for injured worker

While scrubbing the conveyor, the worker's arm was pulled into the running conveyor belt, said the Ontario government in a release.
(CBC News)

Bonduelle Canada pleaded guilty and was fined $80,000 after a worker at its vegetable processing plant in Tecumseh, Ont., was critically injured while cleaning a conveyor belt.

A worker employed as a sanitation cleaner at Bonduelle was cleaning a dewatering tank and conveyor on November 10, 2015.

While scrubbing the conveyor, the worker's arm was pulled into the running conveyor belt, said the Ontario government in a release.

"A co-worker stopped the machine and the conveyor belt was immediately dismantled to release the worker, who suffered injuries. The machine was not equipped with a guard, which would prevent access to the pinch point in question," it said.

The company was fined $80,000 by Justice of the Peace Calvin Hurst in Windsor court on Monday.

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