By Michael Lauzon Plastics News Mississauga, Ontario-Automotive foam major Woodbridge Foam Corp. of Mississauga was fined C$175 000 ($130 000) for a safety violation that resulted in an employee’s death last year.A worker was loading foam into a shredder 4 March, 2003, when he entered the shredder and later was found dead. Ontario’s ministry of labour investigated the incident and found that an assembly on the machine was not working.The assembly was designed to stop the shredder when more than 70 pounds of pressure was placed on a plate entering the shredder. When the worker entered the shredder, accumulated waste foam particles on the safety assembly preventing it from working.The ministry ruled the assembly was not properly maintained and Woodbridge pleaded guilty.The death occurred in a baler room at the firm’s facility in Woodbridge, a Toronto suburb.”
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