Jodno Limited fined $100,000 for health and safety violation

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Jodno Limited fined $100,000 for health and safety violation

Ministry of Labour

TORONTO, Nov. 6 - Jodno Limited, a Toronto-based company that owns two industrial buildings and leased a third in Toronto, was fined $100,000 on November 3, 2003 for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act that resulted in the death of an employee. On January 10, 2001, four labourers were clearing material and debris from a yard at the back of a vacant building when one of the workers was struck by a reversing truck. The worker died as a result of the injuries. A Ministry of Labour investigation found the truck driver was not assisted by a signaller as the driver drove in reverse. The incident occurred at 40 Wabash Avenue in Toronto. Jodno Limited pleaded guilty, as an employer, to failing to ensure the operator of the truck was assisted by a signaller, as required by Section 104(3) of the Regulations for Construction Projects. This was contrary to Section 25(1)(c) of the act. The fine was imposed by Justice Patrick Sheppard of the Ontario Court of Justice at Old City Hall in Toronto. In addition, the court imposed a 25-per- cent victim fine surcharge, as required by the Provincial Offences Act. --------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------- Court Information at a Glance ----------------------------- Location: Ontario Court of Justice Old City Hall 60 Queen Street West, Courtroom 121 Toronto, Ontario Judge: Justice Patrick Sheppard Date/Time: November 3, 2003, 10 a.m. Defendant: Jodno Limited Matter: Occupational Health & Safety ----------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------- Disponible en fran├žais For more information visit www.gov.on.ca/lab/For further information: Belinda Sutton, Ministry of Labour, (416) 326-7405; Brian A. Blumenthal, Crown Counsel, Legal Services Branch, Ministry of Labour, (416) 326-7948