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CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER GUILTY OF CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE IN SCAFFOLDING COLLAPSE

On June 26th 2015 the Ontario Superior Court, following a trial, convicted Metron’s project manager, Vadim Kazenelson of numerous counts of criminal negligence causing death and bodily harm in relation to the collapse of a swing stage. (See 2015 ONSC 3639.) Four workers fell 14 stories to their death and one other was seriously injured. Metron Construction Inc. had already pleaded guilty and the Ontario Court of Appeal had, despite the threat of bankruptcy, increased the company’s fine on appeal from $200,000 to $750,000 see 2013, 300 C.C.C.(3d)212. More…