Another Baking Company Fined $60,000 for LOTO Violation
Workers from a contracted company were on site to clean the machines on a cookie production line. A worker for the contractor was cleaning an overhead conveyor on the line when his arm was drawn into a roller and injured. An MOL inspector determined that the overhead conveyor on the line wasn’t stopped when the worker was cleaning the line. The baking company pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that a part of a machine, transmission machinery, device or thing was cleaned only when motion that may endanger a worker had stopped. The court fined it $60,000 [Mondelez Canada Inc., Govt. News Release, Dec. 7, 2015].