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Corporation of the Town of Ingersoll
Council Agenda
Special Meeting of Council
Town Centre, Council Chambers Monday,
December 12, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

 

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Incident Facts:

 

On January 16, 2017, an employee of Ingersoll’s Parks Department, was assisting with the unloading and storage of metal framed Christmas decorations, at 269 Ingersoll Street, Ingersoll, Ontario (“the workplace”). The decorations weigh approximately 15 lbs each and are approximately 6 feet tall.

 

Several workers were unloading the decorations from a trailer and bringing them to the employee, who was leaning them in piles against the south wall of the workplace, and then holding and supporting them.

 

At one point, the decorations became unstable and tipped to the ground, pinning the employee’s leg. As a result, the employee suffered a fracture which is considered a critical incident under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

 

Section 45(b) of R.R.O 1990, Reg. 851, (“the Industrial Establishments regulation”) requires material, articles, or things to be transported, placed or stored so that they will not tip, collapse or fall. Thus, on January 16, 2017, Ingersoll failed as an employer, to ensure that the measures and procedures prescribed by section 45(b) of the Industrial Establishments regulation were carried out in the workplace, contrary to section 25(1)(c) of the OHSA.

 

The Town co-operated fully and completely in the Ministry’s investigation and has headed all of their recommendations which included implementing a number of changes to its procedures to avoid any similar incidents in the future.

 

As a result of pleading guilty, the Town was fined $27,500 plus the victim surcharge as provided for under legislation.

 

For Further Information please contact:

 

William Tigert

Chief Administrative Officer

 

Corporation of the Town of Ingersoll

Council Agenda

Regular Meeting of Council

Town Centre, Council Chambers Monday,

December 11, 2017, 6:00 p.m.


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In accordance with By-law No. 11-4649, being a by-law to prescribe the form and manner and times for the provision of Notices, Council hereby gives notice that at its December 5, 2017 Special Council Meeting the following property was declared surplus.

 

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Corporation of the Town of Ingersoll

Council Agenda

Regular Meeting of Council

Town Centre, Council Chambers Monday,

November 15, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

 

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