Criminal Negligence

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Engineer Now Facing Both Criminal Negligence, OHSA Charges In Mall Collapse

Police have laid criminal negligence charges against a professional engineer in relation to the Elliot Lake mall collapse in June 2012. The charges against professional engineer Robert Wood are two counts of criminal...more

Corporate Criminal Conviction as Corporate Death Sentence? Court Says Companies Can Be Fined into Bankruptcy for Workplace...

On September 4, 2013, the Court of Appeal for Ontario released its decision in the sentence appeal in R. v. Metron Construction Corporation (“Metron”). Government prosecutors had appealed against the C$200,000 fine Metron...more

$750K Fine For “Extreme” Criminal Negligence: “More Serious” Than OHSA Offences, Says Appeal Court In Metron Construction Fatality...

A $200,000.00 fine was “manifestly unfit”, the Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled, in raising Metron Construction’s fine to $750,000 for criminal negligence after four workers died on Christmas Eve, 2009. The $200,000 fine...more

Company Convicted Of OHSA Charges After Criminal Negligence Charges Withdrawn In Fatality

A crane rental company has been convicted of charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and fined, after criminal negligence charges against it were withdrawn....more

Ship’s Navigator Sentenced To Four Years For Criminal Negligence

A B.C. ship’s navigator has been sentenced to four years after he was convicted of criminal negligence causing death for dereliction of duty leading to his ship colliding with an island....more

Man Criminally Guilty Of Dangerous Operation Of Farm Tractor

This case is of the “you thought you had heard everything” variety. An Ontario man has been found guilty under the Criminal Code of dangerous operation of a farm tractor, and his appeal has been dismissed....more

John Doe Investigation Into Death Of Brandon Johnson Concludes

Thursday, March 7, 2013 saw the final day of testimony in the John Doe investigation into the death of Brandon Johnson, who died at the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex on October 6, 2012. For three days, Mr. Johnson...more

Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex Staff Provide Inconsistent Testimony Regarding Death Of Brandon Johnson

On October 6, 2012, Brandon Johnson died at the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex. The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office is currently conducting an open-court John Doe investigation into Mr. Johnson’s death. On...more

Experts Testify That Brandon Johnson’s Death Could Have Been Prevented

The John Doe investigation into the death of Brandon Johnson at the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex entered its second day on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Fond du Lac County Chief Medical Examiner Doug Kelley, hired by the...more

Testimony Begins In Brandon Johnson John Doe Investigation

Brandon Johnson died at the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex on October 6, 2012. When Mr. Johnson entered the Complex, he was physically healthy. Three days later, he died of complications from a broken neck....more

Supervisor’s OHSA Violation Grounds Criminal Negligence Charge

A supervisor’s violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act can ground a criminal negligence charge against him, an Ontario preliminary inquiry judge has decided, sending the criminal charges to trial. We reported on...more

Criminal Negligence Trial Against Ship’s Navigation Officer Begins

The CBC is reporting that the criminal negligence trial of Karl Lilgert, Navigation Officer of the ferry, Queen of the North, has commenced in Vancouver....more

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