High Strength Plates and Profiles fined $110,000
On May 21, 2013, a worker who had been employed at the centre for only a short period of time was crushed by a steel plate, weighing more than 7,800 pounds.
High Strength Plates and Profiles Inc. pleaded guilty to failing to ensure proper precautions and safeguards were taken to protect workers. The company was fined $110,000.
Justice of the Peace Pierre O. Leclerc imposed the fine.
In addition, the court imposed a 25-per-cent victim fine surcharge as required by the Provincial Offences Act. The surcharge is credited to a special provincial government fund to assist victims of crime.
High Strength Plates and Profiles processes high strength and abrasion resistant steel. Founded in 1985, the company maintains 63,000 square feet of production space at its facilities in Mississauga and Sudbury.