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Tuesday January 29th, 2013

Posted at 2:09pm

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Bonduelle Tecumseh Plant as seen on Google Streetview

Bonduelle Ontario Inc., the owner and operator of a vegetable processing plant in Tecumseh has been charged after a worker was injured in 2010.

On September 20, 2010, an employee was cleaning a machine, when part of the machine consisted of a waste chute that contained a rotating vane to control the rate of debris falling onto a conveyor. The worker noticed debris in this part of the machine and reached a hand up through the bottom of the chute to clean the area. The machine was not equipped with a guard to prevent access to its pinch point, and the worker’s arm was trapped.

After a trial, on December 18, 2012, Bonduelle Ontario Inc. was found guilty of failing to ensure that the machine was guarded to prevent access to its pinch point, for the safety of a worker and was fined $65,000.

In addition to the fine, the court imposed a 25-per-cent victim fine surcharge, as required by the Provincial Offences Act. The surcharge is credited to a special provincial government fund to assist victims of crime.

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