Canadian Plastics

Worker dies after injury at Quebec plastics manufacturer

Male employee was injured at Saint-Laurent, Que.-based Nu-B; he later died in hospital.

August 10, 2016   Canadian Plastics

A 56-year-old worker has died in Quebec after falling into a machine that manufactures plastics.

As first reported by CBC, rescuers were called to Nu-B – a Saint-Laurent, Que.-based company that specializes in recycled plastic products – on Aug. 8, after being alerted to a serious workplace injury.

A male employee was standing on a four-foot stool trying to recover a strip of plastic, CBC and other Canadian news agencies have reported, when the plastic became trapped inside two rollers. The man’s hand became stuck and his entire arm up to his mid-chest went through the rollers.

Another worker pressed the emergency stop button; employees and ambulance workers attempted to free him from the machine.

The man was transported to hospital in critical condition with very serious injuries to which he succumbed later that evening, said a spokesperson for Urgences Sante.

Quebec’s workplace safety commission CNESST is investigating the incident.


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