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Cinram Fined After Worker Injured

The Ontario Ministry of Labour announced that Cinram International was fined $55,000 for violating the province’s Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker was injured at the company’s facility in Scarborough.

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Unedited press release follows:

Cinram International Inc. Fined $55,000 After Worker Injured

February 10, 2012 – Scarborough, ON – Cinram International Inc., an international maker of CDs and DVDs, was fined $55,000 yesterday for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker was injured.

On June 16, 2009, at the company’s workplace in Scarborough, a worker was cutting pieces of steel. The worker was aligning a piece of steel to be cut and had placed one hand near an open vice. The worker accidentally hit a switch that closed the vice, which crushed part of the worker’s hand.

A Ministry of Labour investigation found that the moving vice was not guarded to prevent a worker from accessing its pinch point.

Cinram International Inc. pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that moving vices were guarded to prevent access to a pinch point.

The fine was imposed by Justice of the Peace Patrick Marum. In addition to the fine, 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.

Court Information at a Glance

Ontario Court of Justice
1530 Markham Rd.
Scarborough, ON

Judge:    Justice of the Peace Patrick Marum
Date of Sentencing:    February 9, 2012
Defendant:    Cinram International Inc.
Matter:    Occupational Health and Safety
Conviction:    Ontario Regulation 851, Section 25
Crown Counsel:    Evan Schiller