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Kitchener company fined $50,000 after worker was critically injured

The worker became pinned between two rollers on a printing machine
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A Kitchener company that makes steel nails has been fined $50,000 after a worker was hurt on the job.

The incident at THS Industries Ltd., located on Manitou Drive, happened in January of 2018.

Court heard a worker was installing a printing plate on a printing machine at the time of the incident.

A co-worker operating the controls of the machine could not see the worker who was on the other side of the machine.

The first worker then became pinned between two rollers of the machine, suffering critical injuries.

An inspection by the Ministry of Labour found the injured employee did not receive adequate information, instruction, and supervision on how to safely operate the printing press.

THS Industries must also pay a 25-per-cent victim fine surcharge, which is a requirement of the Provincial Offences Act.

The company was also fined $20,000 in 2017.

No one was hurt, but a machine was left unguarded and the ministry issued a "stop work order".

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