TORONTO—A Scarborough, Ont. food company that makes Asian-style noodles has been fined for a worker injury at its production plant on Toronto’s east end.
Hung Wang Foods Inc. will pay $50,000 in penalties, while one of its directors, Fred King-Cheong Fung, will pay $10,000.
According to the Ministry of Labour, the workplace accident happened in August of 2016 and involved a worker operating a machine that cut wanton noodles. The equipment uses cutting rollers to process the noodles, but became jammed with dough, prompting the worker to try to clear the blockage. The worker made contract with the machine’s cutting paddles and needed to be taken to hospital for treatment.
The machine was not equipped with a guard at the time of the incident, a violation of the province’s health and safety rules, which led to the charges.
Hung Wang Foods pleaded guilty in a Toronto courtroom last week and agreed to pay the fine.
Meanwhile, the province also fined company officer Fung for failing to ensure Hung Wang Foods was abiding by safety regulations.