WHITBY, Ontario (June 1) — Goodyear Canada Inc. has been fined $56,000 for a violation of the Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Act that resulted in a finger injury to an employee.
The Canadian Labour Ministry said that in 2005 a worker at the company´s former plant in Bowmanville, Ontario, was cutting and pulling away rubber from a roller on a mill when the one of the employee´s gloves got caught on rubber stock and pulled into the mill.
The worker was able to stop the machine from operating with an emergency button, but lost skin on his right thumb.
The ministry said its investigation found one of the factors that contributed to the incident was a lack of adequate protection to prevent access to the mill machine´s pinch point. Goodyear Canada pleaded guilty.