TIVERTON, ONT. — A worker employed by a mechanical-electrical firm was killed the morning of June 14 when struck by machinery at the KI North facility in Tiverton, Ont.
The employee of Western Mechanical Electrical Millwright Services Ltd. of Barrie, Ont. was working with a co-worker dismantling a large piece of equipment at the plant at approximately 9:30 a.m. when the incident occurred.
KI North is owned by Kinetrics and provides services to Bruce Power. Work was stopped after the incident.
“We are devastated by the death of this individual,” said Kinetrics president and CEO David Harris in a statement. “Our thoughts are with his family. We place the highest value on protecting the safety of our employees and contractors and we are heartbroken for the worker’s family, friends and colleagues.”
Two Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) inspectors and an engineer investigated the incident over two days. Two requirements and four orders were issued to Kinectrics and the MLTSD investigation continues.