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.”
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-
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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