Aecon Construction Group Inc. was fined $225,000 on March 7 for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act after an explosion that killed a homeowner.

During the summer and fall of 2008, Union Gas Ltd. started providing natural gas service to residential neighbourhoods outside of Owen Sound. Union Gas contracted Aecon to install the natural gas lines. One of the homes being serviced, on Front St. in East Linton, had a private propane service on the property. This included a storage tank and buried supply lines.