For record I want to state, that Apotex's "witness" was one of the people
directly involved in criminal negligence on behalf of the Company during my
Because I was forced to work directly with very potent actives, on numerous
occasions I did approach him in person requesting PPE (Personal Protection
Equipment). Every time he refused to provide me with one (the same way as my
other superiors - they use to state, that all critical inventory -actives
and other supply are personally ordered by OWNER OF THE COMPANY and he does
not have any money for safety items due to pending construction and many
legal problems). That was despite his duty as a "safety representative" to
observe Safety Regulations and protect employees.
Last time it was in 2003 while I was already very sick.
Now again he is not truthful, producing false statements to WSiB on behalf
of the Company. He is the only employee out of hundreds I worked with
remaining with the Company. All others deported in the panic or got sick or
god rid off by the Company long time ago. Company got rid off of all
remaining employees to avoid Legal /Criminal liabilities due to long term
adverse side effects experienced by employees because of unprotected
Unfortunately "witness" was one of those employees hired by Company with out
any expertise in capacity he was meant to perform. He was personally
responsible for many equipment failures as well as he personally caused
On the job he was a hazard to himself and to others. On one occasion,
because of his luck of knowledge / neglect he becomes a victim of an
accident he created/caused and he was taken in to the hospital from work.
This accident was assisted by Fire Rescue Services (they extracted "witness"
from contaminated / not accessible are, Emergency Paramedics and reported by
City TV News (which with out any permission / authorization entered Company/
Facility to get this story -while unfolded on the TV News).
At the time there wasn't present on the duty any Supervisor, neither Manager
nor any one who would take charge of the situation.
It is important to notice, that at that time Company did not have any safety
/ security (which I was proactively trying to get into place in order to
make Company safer and to prevent actives from going out in to the black
My personal initiatives regarding safety and security of the Plant are
documented (we did have many accidents of cross contamination and
disappearance of inventory).
After this accident in order to prevent future casualties Company moved
"witness" from service of production & packaging equipment in to newly
announced phantom "Safety Department" to keep him away from any thing and
every thing and to compensate him for suffer so he wouldn't claim any
disabilities (WSiB). He remained on Facility Support Service's payroll
because Safety Dep. Officially did not exist.
Unfortunately he becomes a "safety representative" to sign Documents with
out questioning / verifying the status quo.
On daily bases "witness" displayed emotional problems and was involved in
road rage which resulted in Highway accident. He left the accident seen and
later claimed as of an excuse fear of physical thread from other driver.
At work he proudly stated to pears ( at my presence), that he and the other
driver were cutting each other, speeding and verbally abusing each other for
miles while swirling all over the highway in heavy traffic..
Unfortunately we did have many employees which were instated in position of
power displaying emotional problems / addictions.
Examples involve but not limited to a Supervisor - fired from previous job
due to alcoholism and mental instability/disturbance which created big
problems at work. At work frequently he was under alcohol influence. Alcohol
and unprotected exposures to mixtures of very dangerous actives made him
very irrational /oblivious of danger / oblivious of any and all Regulations.
At Apotex he did cause a lot of problems, hazards, equipment failures, cross
contamination; he altered many Recipes in equipment's programs etc.
One (but not limited to) of FFS's Managers.
He also was fired from previous job due to mental
instability/disturbance/irrationality etc. and hazards he created.
At Apotex he was hazard to be around and he did cause many equipment
failures and accidents.
Example involves equipment failure due to his activity and as result of it
spill of hundreds of liters of toxic liquids / special oils all over two
floors (massive) etc.
Reportedly on Department's meetings another Supervisor in order to avoid
employee's questions about unknown and very dangerous products was regularly
playing sex movies involving animals. He was stating that his children are
also involved in sex with animals. Often that was done at the presence of
female HR Representative.
On one occasion under employees pressure Company invited Speaker from
Occupational Health Clinic in Hamilton to address some of employees
Right after the Representative stated that Company is liable for some urgent
issues the President terminated his Lecture and kicked him out of the
Examples can go on and on:
1. I got massive and unprotected exposure to unidentified product (s ) in /
during out of control accident (we did have many accidents) when one of not
approved new products proved to be volatile and during process exploded
causing inferno, burning/baking for long period of time while releasing
toxic fumes and causing collateral damage to equipment and infrastructure.
Explosion / fire were not contained in one Room as Company claims.
It significantly damaged infrastructure end equipment on two floors.
Explosion/ fire did cause first face damage and fire (extinguishing of it)
did cause second face of damage and contamination of two floors since fire
hoses (water) used to extinguish combustion did discharge product from 80
cubic foot (1000 kg) bin on the floor. Fumes contaminated whole area.
Such mess was sitting left in there for period of few days because of
apparent Ministry's of Labour investigation. Apparently (that is what I was
told by my Manager) Ministry did not allow any clean up for number of days.
All employees walked all over it (no other way to go due to pending
construction) and dispersed it in MFG and PKG areas. (I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW
NAME OF THE PRODUCT IF COMPANY PROVIDES ACTUAL NAME. IT WAS A BIG CONCERN
THAT MINISTRY of LABOUR WILL DISCOVER THAT THIS PRODUCT WAS PROCESSED WITH
OUT REGULATORS PERMISSION/approval). That was one of many products Company
processed with out compliance with any regulations and with out providing
adequate/any protection for employees. (MINISTRY of LABOUR did not admit to
WSiB any accident 's Investigations). The fumes/toxic smog made me and all
others struggle to take air and I could not make my lungs to move, it made
every nerve and cell within me screaming . and I experience
"electrical-jolt" type sensations throughout my entire body., the nausea I
experienced was so terrible that I felt as if I could go on throwing up for
hours, my brain felt as if it was "swimming" inside of my skull., my heart
fluttered - I felt as if at any moment, my heart will explode and I will
drop dead with a heart attack. ..., made my dizziness, drowsiness and
general "mental fog" out of control. It was getting so bad that I thought
about being in " twightlight zone"., made me like being floating in my
surroundings, made me feel very lethargic, made me sweating profusely,
blurred my vision, prompted muscle cramps and stomach cramps, numbness,
trembling, reduced my motor skills, created big difficulty walking or
talking and much much more of horrifying sensations.
2. Separate accident involving huge jacketed Kettle with humongous mixer on
the bridge (part of integrated - two Floors system -3rd and 2nd floors).
That was also a new not approved product processed on not qualified
/validated equipment. Mixer's shaft and paddles were twisted like a paper
toys ripping off mechanical/structural devices on the Kettle's rim and lid
Mess of two floors was left not cleaned up for few months period, because
Company did not have expertise nor any means to deal with product and
contaminated equipment (after incident , and after all systems were disabled
/down on emergency mode the product solidified as a rock). For many months
solidified product remained in/on the equipment and powdered
product/ingredients were all over the two floors.
Many times I was forced by Management to go to this area with out any
protection to perform work on some pieces of equipment in the system. Our PM
System /Schedule were not integrated into/with production schedule.
3.-Another accident occurred on new, huge automated/computerized system
(vacuum mixers and Fluid Air equipment - not qualified / calibrated
equipment). Number of times during attempts to process batches of not
approved, VERY DANGEROUS PRODUCTS the system was detecting contamination and
was automatically shutting down the process, each time destroying very
expensive batch. After numerous failures Company in premeditated manner
disabled electronic SAFETY SYSTEM -WHICH SUPOSE TO PROTECT/PREVENT
CONTAMINATION and processed number of batches and that resulted in melt
down / disintegration of all seals and plastic parts etc. and contamination
of Personnel, equipment and area..
We did have on daily bases incidents/accidents, equipment failures and
substantial product spills.
In manufacturing area we were encapsulating / compressing/ processing etc.
very many products on daily bases (spontaneously /parallel).
On each piece of equipment/system we were running different product.
On regular bases particular machine was changed over to different product/
format in the same day. No Supervision, no Management, no in Process
Control, no sanitation of equipment, no Work Orders, no Safety Data , no
First Aid supply , no nothing but demolition conditions due to pending
Supplied by my former employer (TorPharm/Apotex) to WSiB Safety Data Sheets
do not reflect and will not reflect actual list of chemicals, which Company
held in stock and used for processing in their Plant.
Many products were under extensive formulation and development stages (in
Due to "FDA APROVED STATUS" of this location/Plant, TorPharm/Apotex
processed there products for other Plants (Apotex Group of Companies).
In secrecy we did work on Formulation and Development of almost all key
products/brands present on the market (solid dose).
Many products with out any permits or approvals or prior to that.
At nights Company was bringing in to the Plant and processed products not
approved for this facility by Regulators.
Company did keep in the warehouse restricted products under specially
assigned and misleading names. Many of those products were not included on
official Inventory list of a few thousand of chemicals in the warehouse.
As you know, TorPharm/Apotex is a Generic Company and due to the nature of
their business (challenging validity of ownership and patents as well as
exclusive rights to the products of Brand Names) Apotex will not revel any
Safety Data Sheets of products/ chemicals which they worked on due to simple
fact, that such admission / disclosure would expose them to the massive
legal action by other Pharmaceutical Companies for infringement of Patents /
Brands, absence of compliance with Regulations as well as adverse side
effects on unprotected employees...
Apotex will conceal and manipulate data and underreport info concerning
For many years Company processed, melted / boiled chemicals in hundred of
pounds at the time in order to challenge existing /valid Patents of Brand
Name's by process.
Those processes were conducted in /on not approved equipment and in
manufacturing area not approved for such operations.
BEYOND ANY DOUBT I WAS MASSIVELLY EXPOSED TO DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES WITH OUT
ANY PROTECTION AND THAT THEY CAUSED THE ADVERSE EFECTS AND INJURIES I NOW
All evidence shows that the Corporation deviated from the standard of
behavior and that personal injury could have been prevented and that the
deviation resulted in my personal injury.
Company, with its mandate to bring relief / help to people suffering from
many medical conditions did make me disable (work related medical
TorPharm/Apotex committed crime against me destroying my health and life by
criminal negligence! For very long time they further victimized me denying
me my Constitutional Rights to be able to provide for myself and medical
help. Because of their extended criminal activities I was/am not able to
purchase groceries, medications, to visit Doctors, to pay my bills and I am
being repossessed by my creditors.
How come Criminal Corporation managed to delay WSiB's investigation and
submission of documentation which would allow WSiB to process my Claim
After months of Investigation, Criminal Company reluctantly forwarded
Products Safety Data Sheets which are useless! It took for them months to
manipulate, select and compromise info. This is a joke!
How come WSiB is relaying on falsified Product Safety Data Sheets supplied
by a Criminal Company?
How come TorPharm / Apotex was hiding all Product Information (Work Orders,
Safety Data Sheets, Inventory Lists etc.) while processing products during
How come all Production Operators, all in Process Quality Reassurance
Employees, all Sanitation Employees, all Supervisors, all Facility Services
Employees and all others deserted the Company at the same time (when
dangerous products were introduced and Company did not provide base safety
Why for period of years my Department's Manager and Director refused to
enter Manufacturing, Packaging Departments as well as services areas despite
of countless cases of urgent need of their participation/input.
Why Superiors refused to reveal names of products we worked on/with??????
Why Company employed individuals with out language knowledge, with out any
job security, with out any health insurance trough third Party and rotated
them on daily bases WHILE THEY WERE GETTING VERY SICK?
It is important to differentiate in between an accident and a crime
(criminal, methodical negligence). Torpharm/Apotex got engaged in
intentional malicious conduct violating all statutes with a reckless
They deliberately acted with knowledge of a high degree of probability of
serious harm to me and reckless indifference to the consequences of that
It acted in the face of a perceived risk that its actions will violate all
We are faced with unethical corporation that engaged in illegal production
of prohibited products, violated all rules of the corporate system and in
the process sacrificed health of own employees.
As result of Torpharm/Apotex's negligence (exposure to advanced structural
composite materials /chemicals used in the manufacturing processes which
have been classified as to have a co- carcinogenic and/or synergistic
effect) I AM DISABLE.
Toxic build up of the drugs and/or its metabolites can be fatal.
As we know, all Corporations are required to adhere to certain standards of
These standards are design to protect them and others.
Failure to meet these standards can cause unnecessary personal injury and is
punishable by law.
TorPharm/Apotex had the legal obligation to behave in a particular manner
and had the duty to protect me from on the job harm and personal injury.
The Corporation failed to fulfill this obligation by acting inappropriately
and due to legal breech of conduct caused my personal injury.
Company got engaged in intentional malicious conduct violating all statutes
with a reckless indifference.
It acted in the face of a perceived risk that its actions will violate all
Company treated me in harsh and humiliating way acting in an especially
egregious manner. The evidence proves that alleged facts were true.
Company, with its mandate to bring relief / help to people suffering from
many medical conditions did make me disable ( work related medical
conditions) limiting my professional and personal life, making challenging
my social life and in vicious / malicious manner on on going bases is
preventing me from enjoying my Constitutional Right to be able to provide
The extraordinarily lucrative pharmaceutical industry has long been driven
more by profit, power and policy then pills or concern to Health and Safety.
There is much moral posturing in an industry that is only too well aware,
that it capitalizes on a captive market of the desperate and the afflicted.
This is a reason why in the name of higher benefit Corporation selected to
ignore Health and Safety regulations and adopted an unrelentingly aggressive
stance against me while I expressed concerns in area of Health and Safety
and quality of the products.
To ask TorPharm/Apotex to supply evidence (Product Safety Data Sheets) and
base WSiB's decision upon this material is like assisting Company in their
No Justice System is allowing a Criminal to fabricate an alibi/evidence.
Due to such approach by WSiB and some others, TorPharm/Apotex so boldly
breaks the Law and flourishes on their path of crime.
Overlooking their activities is like being an accessory to the crimes and
this is against Public's best interest.
That is what Corporation gave to me for 6.5 years of dedicated work.
For very many years I am not able to get any help.
My life is being compromised by delays.
Please assist me with out any further obstacles.
Witness: I am signing this statement on my own free will.
Ron McArthur - Apotex’s Senior Vice President
During news media interview (2002 ) Apotex’s Senior Vice President , Operations Ron McArthur offered a very liberal description / assessment of internal situation / non compliance as a Standard Operational Procedure ( SOP ) WITH IN THIS Organization ( Apotex ) which by its nature invalidated all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). All ingredients (actives, controlled substances and every thing else together on the floors in manufacturing (MFG) / Packaging (PKG) areas / all over.
Apotex for years sacrificed own employees AND FOR MANY YEARS very negatively impacted unfortunate, afflicted, and very much suffering vulnerable people / health products consumers.
Scores of them were pushed over the edge by contamination, over dose (luck of actives) etc.
Justice was not served for those affected those who perished in agony / their families / General Public (somebody’s loved ones) often spending last pennies on meds which suppose to help.
Construction / expansion created mayhem for 6 + years.
Ron McArthur actually provided some real matrix / matrices.