Worker’s Death Results in $100,000 Fine for Campbellford Company
July 19, 2018 6:00 P.M.Ministry of Labour
Convicted: Mintech Marketing Inc., 64 Tanner Industrial Park, Campbellford, Ontario, a company that collects and resells post-production plastic and other waste products.
Location: The company’s facility at 64 Tanner Industrial Park in Campbellford.
Description of Offence: A young worker died after a transport trailer fell while the worker was using a propane torch to melt and clear frozen ground around the trailer.
Date of Offence: January 16, 2017.
Date of Conviction: July 18, 2018.
Following a guilty plea, the company was fined $100,000 by Justice of the Peace Jack Le Blanc in Cobourg court; Crown Counsel David McCaskill.
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.