Three Companies Fined After Worker Injured During South West Detention Centre Construction
Thursday November 16th, 2017
Posted at 3:24pm
Hello time traveller!!
This article is 243 days old.
The information listed below is likely outdated and has been preserved for archival purposes.
Three companies have been fined after a worked was injured during the construction of the South West Detention Centre on May 28th, 2013.
According to investigations, while the building was under construction, a worker was cleaning a circuit breaker compartment with a conductive tool.
The worker made contact with live electricity and was injured in an arc flash that produced a large ball of fire. Another worker used a fire extinguisher to put out the flames. The injured worker required hospitalization.
Bondfield Construction Company Limited of Concord was convicted on two counts and fined $175,000.
J.M.R. Electric of Exeter was contracted by Bondfield to perform electrical installations at the project. They were convicted on two counts and fined $75,000.
Toromont Industries of Concord was contracted with J.M.R. Electric for a portion of the electrical work and the employer of the injured worker. They were convicted on three counts and fined $210,000.
The court also 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.