Sudbury company fined for injury to worker

Noront Steel Limited Copper Cliff has been fined in connection to critical injuries to a worker at its steel fabrication facility.

Following a guilty plea in Sudbury court yesterday, Noront Steel was fined $70,000 plus a 25% victim’s surcharge.

Testimony revealed a worker was cutting drainage holes into a drum with a torch when the barrel exploded into flame back on August 24th, 2018.

An investigation by the Centre for Forensic Sciences determined that the barrel contained flammable substances although it had been labelled not combustible.

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