TORONTO - An Oakville, Ont. company that makes edible oil products has been fined $70,000 after a truck ran over a worker's arm and leg.

In March 2008, a worker was on top of a tanker-trailer, filling it with oil, at Bunge Canada's facility in Toronto.

The driver started pulling out a loading bay while the worker was still on top of the trailer, and the worker fell 3.5 metres to a concrete floor.

The raised tanker-trailer wheels ran over the worker's arm and leg, causing serious injuries.

Bunge Canada pleaded guilty under the Occupational Health and Safety Act this week, to failing to take the reasonable precaution of establishing an adequate system of signals permitting tanker-trailer drivers to leave a loading dock.

In addition to the fine, the court imposed a 25-per-cent victim fine surcharge on the total, as required by the Provincial Offences Act.