Court Bulletin - Windsor area metal works fined $75,000 in young worker's death

    WINDSOR, ON, March 28 /CNW/ - Neucorp Enterprises Inc. pleaded guilty and
was fined $75,000 in connection with the death of a young worker at its metal
fabricating shop in Windsor, June 12, 2006.
    Justice of the Peace Robert Ponton heard that the 18-year-old worker was
killed at the company's 1720 North Talbot Rd. site when stacks of metal tubing
collapsed. The collapse pinned the worker, who died of crushing injuries in
hospital later that day.
    The company pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that the stacks of steel
tubing were placed and stored so that they would not tip, collapse or fall,
and that the stacks could be removed without endangering the safety of a
worker. In this failure, Neucorp violated section 45(b) of Ontario Regulation
851/90 and section 25(1)(c) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
    In addition to the fine, the court imposed a 25-per-cent victim fine
surcharge on the total, as required by the Provincial Offences Act. The
surcharge is credited to a special provincial government fund to assist
victims of crime.


                        Court Information at a Glance

    Location:    Ontario Court of Justice
                 Windsor, Ontario

    Judge:       Justice of the Peace Robert Ponton

    Date:        March 26, 2008

    Defendant:   Neucorp Enterprises Inc.

    Matter:      Occupational Health and Safety Act


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For further information:

For further information: Bruce Skeaff, Ministry of Labour, (416)

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