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Leamington mushroom farm fined $75K after worker hurt
Highline Mushrooms. (Courtesy Marketwired)
A Leamington company has been fined after a worker was critically injured last year.
In May 15, 2018, a worker was injured at the plant on Mersea Road 5 after becoming caught in a moving cable and winch system.
Highline Produce Limited pleaded guilty Thursday after an investigation found the company failed to ensure a hydraulic net winch puller in a grow room was equipped with and guarded by a guard or other device that prevented access to the pinch point.
Highline was fined $75,000 and must pay a 25 per cent victim surcharge.
Highline Produce grows and sells mushrooms at four locations in Ontario.