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Winkler Company Fined After Worker’s Hand Crushed in Machine

September 15, 2019 8:38 AM | News

Convey-All Industries Inc.

Convey-All Industries Inc. in Winkler. (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

A Winkler company has been fined after one of its employees hand their hand crushed in a machine.

Convey-All Industries Inc. has been ordered to pay $50,050 in fines and penalties related to the June 17, 2016 incident.

The Manitoba government says two workers were cleaning a roll former (used to leave impressions in sheet metal) when the accident occurred. One of the workers held the machine’s hand controller and ‘jogged’ the rollers while he simultaneously wiped the rollers with a rag that he held in his other hand. A second worker sprayed a cleaning solution onto the rollers as the first worker wiped them clean. The first worker’s gloved left hand was pulled into the rollers.

He suffered crushing injuries to his hand as a result of the incident.

Convey-All Industries Inc. pleaded guilty to failing to develop safe work procedures for the cleaning of the roll former.

The fine was levied by the courts for violations of the Workplace Safety and Health Act and Regulations.

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