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.

Excerpts from the Ontario Government’s ‘Newsroom’

Brewers Retail Inc. was fined $120,000 on February 10, 2010, for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) that caused an injury to a worker.

On August 28, 2008, two workers were delivering beer at a restaurant in Oshawa. The delivery truck had a tailgate, or a platform that can be raised and lowered. The tailgate had a ramp on its end. This could be lifted to become a barrier to keep things on the tailgate. One of the workers wheeled a pallet truck of bottles onto the tailgate. The second worker raised the tailgate, but neither of the workers lifted the ramp. While on the raised tailgate, the first worker pressed the reverse button on the pallet truck. The worker and the truck fell off the tailgate. The worker’s ankle was fractured.