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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Company fined for removing aossbest without notice

Note: No, this is not happening in India. It is unlikely to happen in India .

Did anyone in India ever hear about a company being fined or pleading guilty for
exposing workers to asbestos?

Why should any Indian company plead guilty to acts of injury from Occupational Health and Safety hazards, when the law enforcement agencies are hand in glove with the perpetrators of such crimes?

But while the Canadian government system continues to expose Indian workers along with the Russians, despite such a barbaric act Canada has a persona of a civilized nation due to corporate media's sleight of hand.


Attention News Editors:
Court Bulletin - Hanover company fined over asbestos removal

OWEN SOUND, ON, March 5 /CNW/ - A Hanover retirement home operator failed
to notify the Ministry of Labour of an asbestos removal project and was fined
$50,000 in the Ontario Court of Justice.

Justice of the Peace Robert Gay heard that on March 27, 2006, maintenance
workers employed by Retirement Residences Genpar Inc., which operated a
retirement home at 101 Tenth St., Hanover, were at that location to remove a
boiler from a boiler room. An asbestos-containing material, chrysotile,
insulated the boiler.

The company failed to notify the ministry of the work involving asbestos.
The company pleaded guilty to failing, as an employer, to provide notice as
required by section 11(1) of Ontario Regulation 278/05, contrary to section
66(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

In addition to the fine, the court imposed a 25-per-cent victim fine
surcharge, as required by the Provincial Offences Act. The surcharge is
credited to a special provincial government fund to assist victims of crime.
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Court Information at a Glance
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Location: Ontario Court of Justice
Courtroom No.1
595 9TH Avenue E.
Owen Sound, Ontario

Judge: Justice of the Peace Robert Gay

Date: March 3, 2008

Defendant: Retirement Residences Genpar Inc.

Matter: Occupational Health and Safety Act

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www.labour.gov.on.ca
For further information: Bruce Skeaff, Ministry of Labour, (416)
326-7405

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