Posts Tagged As: section 217.1 of the Canadian criminal code

Blog Post #1405 – City of Ottawa Lobbies for Enforcement

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Excerpt from the OH&S Canada magazine (July 2016)

The Ottawa City Council has voted unanimously to petition the Ontario Labour Minister and Attorney General to push for criminal investigations and convictions regarding occupational health fatalities and serious workplace injuries, in accordance with 2004 amendments to the Canadian Criminal Code of Canada, known as the Westray Law.

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Blog Post #299 – Landmark fines in 2009 Christmas Eve fatalities for Metron

Excerpt from the OH&S Canada Magazine

By: Greg Burchell

The highest criminal fine for corporate negligence causing death in Canadian history was handed down on Friday, but Ontario’s Federation of Labour says it is not enough.

Metron Construction Ltd., the company responsible for the deaths of four workers and the critical injury of another after a swing stage collapsed in Toronto in 2009, was fined $200,000 plus an additional $30,000 victim fine surcharge – double the previous largest fine and the first corporate guilty plea in Ontario since Criminal Code revisions were made in 2004. All 30 Occupational Health and Safety Act charges against Metron were dropped as part of the guilty plea.

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Blog Post #243 – National Day of Mourning overshadows rising fatalities

Excerpt from the OH&S Canada Magazine

April 28th, the National Day of Mourning, is a time for Canadians to remember those who have died at work, but the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) says with fatality rates on the rise, it is also a time to realize the need for change.

Data from the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada shows that worker fatalities have been increasing since 1993, when there were a total of 758 fatalities across the country, to 1,014 last year – almost three people every day. There have been more than 16,000 worker fatalities since 1993.

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