Aug. 9: Worker Dies in Entanglement Incident


A worker for a plastics manufacturer climbed a ladder to retrieve a plastic strip in a rotating mechanism when he got entangled between the machine’s two rollers. His hand became stuck and his entire arm up to his mid-chest went through the rollers. Although he was rushed to the hospital, he died from his injuries. The cause of the incident has yet to be determined. The manufacturer is cooperating with police and Quebec’s workers’ health and safety board.