Excerpt from the OH&S Canada magazine

A Halifax-area auto dealership has been fined $38,750 for failing to ensure a safe workplace in connection with an explosion and fire that killed an employee in 2008. The fine imposed Wednesday on O’Regan Chevrolet Cadillac Ltd. was well below the $150,000 requested by the Crown during sentencing arguments in October. Provincial court Judge Pam Williams said there was no evidence that the company’s infractions caused the death of Kyle Hickey. The 22-year-old from Timberlea was badly burned in a fire in an O’Regan’s body shop in Dartmouth on March 13, 2008. He died in hospital the next day.

Excerpt from the government of Ontario’s ‘Newsroom’

A $300,000 fine was levied against Essar Steel Algoma Inc., In mid-October, following the death of a worker two years ago. The penalty was ordered in the wake of a fatality at the company’s steel mill on October 30, 2008. A guilty plea was entered regarding the company’s failure to ensure that appropriate overhead guarding was in place to prevent falling material from harming a worker, notes the MOL in Toronto.

Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) has filed three safety charges against the village of Point Edward, Ontario, and four charges each against two supervisors after the death of a volunteer firefighter during a training exercise in January, 2010. Gary Kendall, a 51-year-old veteran volunteer firefighter with Point Edward Fire & Rescue, died on the morning of January 30, 2010, when he became trapped under a large ice floe during an ice-water rescue training exercise.