An employee along with a company in Windsor, Ontario (ThyssenKrupp Industrial Services Canada Inc., doing business as ThyssenKrupp Hearn Division), was fined $160,000 for an O.H.S.A. (Occupational Health and Safety Act) violation after a worker was seriously injured.
On Feb. 25, 2009, a worker was doing electrical upgrades at the company’s warehouse in Windsor. As the worker was removing conductors from an electrical panel, a bare conductor touched the side of the electrical panel, causing an arc flash. The worker sustained serious electrical burns.
A Ministry of Labour investigation found that the electrical panel was not disconnected from the power source, locked out or tagged before the work started.
ThyssenKrupp Hearn Division, was found guilty of failing to ensure that the electrical panel was disconnected, locked out and tagged prior to work being done. Don Hearn Jr., employed as a supervisor for the company was found guilty of the same and fined $11,000.