Bakery Company Fined $700,000 for Separate Temp Worker Fatalities
The first fatality took place when a tractor-trailer backed into a temp who had left his post on the bread assembly line to smoke a cigarette in the loading area. Although marked by DANGER signs, there were no warnings about the danger of vehicles operating in reverse. Fine amount: $325,000. The second death happened 11 months later when a temporary sanitation worker got pinned between an autoloader and infeed conveyor that should have been guarded to bar access to potential pinch points. Fine amount: $375,000 [2168587 Ontario Ltd., operating as Upper Crust, MOL Press Release, June 4, 2021].