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Ontario Contractor Fined $305K for Fatal Crane Incident

Nov. 28, 2017, 7:27 PM

An Ontario construction company and two employees have been fined a total of C$391,250 ($305,253) for safety violations after a crane that was known to be unsafe tipped over and crushed a worker.

The Ontario Court of Justice levied the fines after 1428508 Ontario Ltd., doing business as Forma-Con Construction, and its employees pleaded guilty to the April 2015 incident that left the worker dead, the Ontario Ministry of Labour said Nov. 27.

The crane was being used to hoist aluminum joists at a project to build a community center and library complex in ...