Owen Sound, Ont. - Clarksburg-based Golden Town Apple Products was fined $75,000 on March 12 for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) after a worker was injured.
On May 9, 2008, a worker at the company's plant was flushing a production line with a sodium hydroxide solution. The worker carried a pail of the solution toward a tank to be cleaned. While lifting the pail to dump the solution into the tank, the worker's hand slipped, the pail swung forward and the solution splashed into the worker's eyes, causing permanent eye damage.