Mississauga Company Fined $50,000 After Worker Injured

    BRAMPTON, ON, June 13 /CNW/ - Arcamm Electrical Services Ltd., carrying
on business as Arcamm Electric, a Mississauga-based electrical contractor,
pleaded guilty and was fined $50,000 in the Ontario Court of Justice, June 10,
2008, in connection with an injury to a worker.
    Justice of the Peace Milagros Eustaquio-Syme heard that on August 1,
2007, an employee of Arcamm Electric was working in the electrical room of a
building at 385 Admiral Blvd., Mississauga, where Arcamm Electric had been
contracted to remove an existing 60 amp circuit breaker so it could be
upgraded to a 100 amp circuit breaker. The power to the electrical panel was
not disconnected and locked out. As the worker proceeded, an explosion
occurred, injuring the worker's face and head.
    A Ministry of Labour investigation concluded that Arcamm Electric had not
established or implemented any written procedures with respect to working with
electrical installations in the manner prescribed by section 42 of Ontario
Regulation 851. This was contrary to section 42(7) of Ontario Regulation 851
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
                    5 Ray Lawson Blvd., Ctrm B2
                    Brampton, Ontario

    Judge:          Justice of the Peace Milagros Eustaquio-Syme

    Date:           June 10, 2008, 9 a.m.

    Defendants:     Arcamm Electrical Services Ltd.

    Matter:         Occupational Health and Safety Act

    Crown Counsel:  Shantanu Roy

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For further information:

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

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