Guarding Violation Results in $70,000 Fine for Food Company

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A food company worker operating a yogurt filling machine noticed that a yogurt tube was stuck on the line and tried to free it by hand. His hand made contact with the machine’s blades and was injured. An MOL investigation found that guards that would’ve prevented the worker’s hand from making contact with the blade weren’t in place while the blade was moving. The company pleaded guilty to a guarding violation and was fined $70,000 [Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Ltd., Govt. News Release, April 20, 2017].