Manitouwadge Logging Company Fined For Worker's Death North of Wawa

A small logging company's been fined in connection to the death of a worker in the Big Pic Forest north of Wawa.

Ontario's Ministry of Labour says D&G Logging Ltd. of Manitouwadge was fined $80,000 after pleading guilty to failing to ensure safety measures and procedures were followed.

The charge dates back to mid-January 2018, when a worker who was attempting to repair a leak on the hydraulic cylinder of a de-limber machine was killed as the boom of the machine released - the Ministry found the boom was suspended but not blocked or otherwise immobilized to prevent movement.

In addition to the $80,000 fine, the company must also pay a 25% victim fine surcharge, which goes to a special provincial government fund to assist victims of crime.