Canadian Manufacturing

Manitoba firms fined for workplace injuries to 2 workers

Norbert's Manufacturing fined $50,000, Rakowski Cartage and Wrecking fined $18,000 for 2012 workplace injuries



WINNIPEG—A pair of Manitoba companies have been fined after workplace injuries that occurred in 2012.

Norbert’s Manufacturing Ltd. in South Cypress, Man., was fined more than $50,000 after a worker had four fingers partially amputated.

Provincial officials say the worker was told to remove a guard from a shear while trimming aluminum step covers.

Norbert’s pleaded guilty to failing to ensure the worker was adequately trained.

Rakowski Cartage and Wrecking Ltd. has also been fined more than $18,000 after a worker suffered severe lacerations to his hand while feeding copper wire into a wire stripper.

Rakowski pleaded guilty for failing to ensure the safety of the worker by not having safeguards in place on the wire stripper and failing to provide adequate supervision of its workers.

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