Tag Archives: Provincial Offences Act Prosecution

Occupational Health & Safety

One Killed, One Paralyzed – Auto Wrecker, Home Depot Fined

Two companies have been fined recently under Provincial Offences Act prosecutions related to workplace safety. Plank Road Auto Wreckers Ltd., a Sarnia auto wrecking company, was fined $60,000 for an accident that killed a worker. Justice of the Peace Anna Hampson levied the fine in a July 21 sentencing hearing. Ontario Court of Justice in […]

Occupational Health & Safety

Vale Fined $150k After Explosion, Fire, Injuries

Vale Canada Ltd., a mining and refinery company, has been fined $150,000 after an explosion at a Port Colborne refinery that injured five workers. On October 18, 2012, a sulphur dust explosion and ensuing fire at a Vale-owned research station in Port Colborne injured the workers. They suffered second-degree burns, bruising and muscle soreness. The […]

Nurse Injured; Hospital Fined $50k

St. Joseph’s Health Care London has been fined $50,000 after a nurse was injured while providing medication to a patient in a hospital room. On May 5, 2013, the nurse was administering medication to a patient. As she left the bedside, the nurse lost balance and fell; a foot had become entangled in a cable […]

Oakville Contractor Fined $5,750 for Unlicensed Work

An Oakville contractor was found guilty and fined $5,750 May 26 in Burlington Provincial Offences Court, for doing electrical work that he was not licensed to perform. Andrew Gallino, of Gallino Contracting, was found guilty on one count of performing electrical work without an electrical contractor’s licence and one count of advertising electrical services without […]

Action Trailer Fined $50k for Workplace Accident

A Mississauga company has been fined $50,000, after a worker was pinned under a trailer and seriously injured. Action Trailer Sales Inc., which sells, leases, maintains and repairs semi-trailers, was fined May 13 in Brampton Provincial Offences Court. The company pleaded guilty before Justice of the Peace Maurice Hudson. Court heard that on Sept. 17, […]

Illegal Electrical Work in Schools – Contractors Fined

A general contractor and a licensed electrical contractor have been convicted and fined for illegal electrical work done in several schools in the Ottawa, Kingston and Pembroke areas. Mario Giroux, owner of Construction “G,” pleaded guilty April 3 in Ottawa’s Ontario Court of Justice to 13 counts of performing electrical work without an electrical contractor’s […]

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