Windsor auto components maker fined $ 175,000 for the demise of a employee

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An auto parts maker in Windsor was fined $ 175,000 for the death of a worker in 2014.

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Chris Thompson Windsor star

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May 25, 2016May 25, 2016Read for 1 minute Ms. Phuong Thang, who died in an occupational accident in 2014, leaves a husband and daughter and other family members. Ms. Phuong Thang, who died in an occupational accident in 2014, leaves a husband and daughter and other family members. Photo courtesy of the Thang family

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An auto parts maker in Windsor was fined $ 175,000 for the death of a worker in 2014.

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Phuong Thang, 55, died when working for Canadian Electrocoating Ltd. at 945 Prince Rd a pile of trash cans with auto parts fell on them.

On September 19, 2014, three workers were at a parts table loading parts onto a shelf in an area known as a line load.

The labor ministry announced in a press release that the parts migrate from the line load into the painting process.

A forklift driver was lifting or moving material in the area of ​​the line load.

Due to the proximity of the bins and four to five times the stack height, the forklift caused a stack of bins to wobble and eventually topple over.

The trash cans, each weighing about 1,500 pounds, fell on thang, killing them.

The ministry determined that according to the company’s own safety regulations, the work table should have been 9 meters away from the stacked trash cans, but was actually only 5 meters away.

Canadian Electrocoating Ltd. Pleaded guilty to the crime of failing as an employer on May 25 to ensure the detachment was in place and was fined $ 175,000 by Justice of the Peace Susan Hoffman.

A sacrifice surcharge of 25 percent or $ 43,750 was also levied.

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