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|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 01/26/2015

Ontario company directors get jail time, fine for OHSA violation

TORONTO — Two company directors in Ontario are facing jail time after being found guilty by the labour ministry for the death of a warehouse worker.

On Jan. 13, the Ministry of Labour (MOL) fined New Mex Canada — a furniture retailer headquartered in Brampton, Ont. — $250,000 and sentenced two of its directors to 25 days each in jail for violations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Ontario Regulation 851 (the latter of which governs industrial workplaces). The company plead guilty for the death of one of its warehouse employees almost two years ago.