ClubLink Forced to Pay Up After Worker Injured in Milton

 

Canada’s largest owner of golf courses - including locations in Oakville and Milton - is being fined after a worker was injured on the job at RattleSnake Point.

ClubLink Corporation must pay $50,000 after a young worker was hurt while using a wood chipper on May 27, 2015.

ClubLink pleaded guilty and was fined $50,000 by Justice of the Peace Margot McLeod at the Milton courthouse on July 20.

The decision was handed down after two Clublink workers were operating equipment at RattleSnake Point Golf Club.

The first worker started the chipper and began feeding wood while the second person looked for a place to put down a coffee cup.

Placing the cup near a vent on the back of the chipper, the second worker tried to feel if air was coming out of the vent that would knock the cup over.

The second worker’s hand was pulled into the vent and injured.

A Ministry of Labour investigation determined that a guard that should have prevented access to the vent, which was not in place at the time of the incident.

This was in violation of section 25(1)(b) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

The court also imposed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required by the Provincial Offences Act, which is credited to a special provincial government fund to assist victims of crime.

ClubLink also runs Glen Abbey, plus 38 other locations in Ontario, Quebec, and Florida.

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