Brampton LCBO Facing Stiff Fine After Worker Injured on the Job

 

It looks like your local liquor store is facing a stiff fine following an unfortunate incident. 

The Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) was fined $100,000 after a worker was injured at their 170 Sandalwood Parkway location in Brampton.

According to a news release, Justice of the Peace Cristina Santos found that multiple safety concerns from workers were not responded to, and the injured worker was given forklift duties despite having out-of-date training.

The incident occurred in 2013, when an LCBO worker was using a forklift. According to the release, when the employee began to insert the forks into the pallet, a sound was heard that prompted the worker to get out of the forklift to investigate. 

The product on the pallet then fell on the worker, causing injuries.

Ultimately, the LCBO location was found to have an unsafe environment. The release also noted that the pallet was moved without ensuring the safety of the worker.

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

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