Super Banner
Current Weather
1.7°C Cloudy NE 9 km/h
Full Forecast
Tbnewswatch Local News
Saturday November 22 2014
7:56 PM EST
Skyscraper-newswatch (except CFNO)
Signature - McCullough
Sign/Prestige Home Comfort
Sign -Driving Miss Daisy
Skyscraper
2014-04-04 at 16:26

Terrace Bay Pulp Inc. fined $343,000 in death of 28-year-old

AD
Do you want to BREAK YOUR BANK? Banks put holds on your cheque for up to 5 days. Why wait? For a better, quicker option visit XTRA CASH! Two locations Click here for full details.
By Leith Dunick, tbnewswatch.com

Terrace Bay Pulp Inc. has been fined $343,750, the result of a deadly 2011 explosion that killed 28-year-old T.J. Birthalot.

The company pleaded guilty to a pair of counts in the case.

The first count, which saw a $200,000 fine imposed, accused Terrace Bay Pulp of failing the ensure that a tank or container to which repairs or alterations were to be made was drained and cleaned or otherwise rendered free from any explosive, flammable or harmful substances.

The second count, which levied a $75,000 fine, accused the company of failing to ensure all reasonable precautions had been taken at the workplace, contrary to provincial regulations.

Specifically Terrace Bay Pulp Inc. failed to ensure there were adequate procedures or written policies in place with respect to isolating blow-tank No. 1, getting rid of a hazardous substance or testing for one and failing to ensure workers followed them before welding work was performed on the tank.

They were also guilty of failing to adequately test the tank for hazardous substances before welding work began on the blow tank, and failed to adequately co-ordinate blow-tank work activities, including cleaning it properly and gas-testing it before welding work was conducted.

Both fines come with a 25 per cent victim surcharge.


Click here to submit a letter to the editor.

Click here to report a typo or error

Tbnewswatch.com(0)

Banner/Vector Construction

Comments

We've improved our comment system.
Comments for this story are unavailable. Read our comment guideline.

Big Box
Big Box - Bill Martin's

Events