Safety  
Death at Canadian Window  
Plant Under Investigation  
he Ontario Ministry of Labour is date of the incident, inspectors have  
Initial media reports about the inci-  
investigating an employee’s death made several visits to the workplace to dent indicated that the man who died  
at a window factory in Toronto.  
continue the investigation, which re- was 40 to 50 years old. However, his  
The incident occurred on July 18 at mains ongoing.”  
T
name has not been released because of  
Constable Victor Kwong, media rela- Canada’s strict privacy laws.  
At press time,Vinyl Window Designs  
spokesperson for the Ontario Ministry vice,told USGlass magazine that officers had not responded to USGlass maga-  
of Labour.  
and paramedics responded to the emer- zine’s request for comment.  
It was reported that a worker suf- gency call at Vinyl Window Designs.  
A search of court bulletins on the  
“We were called at 8:09 a.m.,” Kwong Ontario Ministry of Labour’s website  
Vinyl Window Designs in the North  
York area, according to Janet Deline, a tions officer with the Toronto Police Ser-  
fered fatal injuries while conducting  
maintenance on a machine,” she told said.“The caller said that a worker was shows that penalties can range from  
USGlass magazine in an e-mail. “A pinned under machinery.The man was $5,000 for minor violations to $200,000  
ministry inspector and a ministry en- taken to the hospital,where he was pro- or more for those that result in a work-  
gineer attended the scene. Since the nounced deceased.”  
er’s death. Jail time is also possible. s  
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