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Burlington company fined $90K for 2019 workplace accident

A Burlington company has been fined $90,000 by the Ontario government in connection with a May 2019 workplace accident.

The incident happened almost two years ago at Cogent Power Inc., an electrical transmission equipment company on Laurentian Drive.

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The ministry of labour says a worker became caught in a four-piston hydraulic table press that had not been equipped with a guard or device to prevent access to a pinch point, required by law.

Investigators say a trainer dropped a glove near the machine and was hurt when he attempted to retrieve it the same time a trainee activated the press.

The trainer was transported to hospital with a serious injury, according to the ministry.

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A justice also imposed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge which will be earmarked for a provincial fund to assist victims of crime.

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