NEWMARKET, Ontario—A pallet company was convicted of two violations of the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker was injured on the job.
The pallet manufacturing and repair company Woodbridge Pallet Ltd was fined $50,000 (plus an additional 25% victim fine surcharge which is mandated by the government) in relation to a July forklift accident. An employee had been painting pallets in the paint department. He needed more paint, so he left the department and crossed the shop floor where he was hit by a counter-balance forklift carrying a load of pallets. He suffered leg and arm injuries.