The Canadian Press

2012-07-13 | Workers Deaths Sentence

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Metron Construction company in Ontario was fined $200,000 July 13th after pleading guilty to criminal negligence in the deaths of four workers in a scaffolding accident in 2009. The court also ordered the construction company to pay a 30-thousand-dollar victim fine surcharge and its owner to pay more than 112-thousand-dollars in fines under the province's Occupational Health and Safety Act. Ontario Federation of Labor President Sid Ryan said he wanted to see a jail sentence. (It was a rare conviction for criminal negligence causing death and the first of its kind in Ontario under the Criminal Code.)

Date: 2012-07-13
Placeline: TORONTO, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 17 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << this is a minor slap on the wrist for basically killing for workers in Ontario and I think I just think it's a it's a real travesty for all workers in this province do nail go well to work every single day and some of them at least 80 of them every year don't come home >>


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