Twelve years later, criminal convictions for OHS still rare (Editor's Notes)

It took far longer than many guessed for an employer to face jail time
By Todd Humber
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/05/2016

Thirteen years ago, I wrote an article for Canadian HR Reporter with the headline “Putting the boss behind bars.”

It detailed the story of Blair Hallett. His 14-year-old nephew, Shane Stecyk, was killed on the job at a construction site in Edmonton on the second day of his summer job. The first thing Hallett did was call 911. The second thing he did, as overheard by the 911 dispatcher, was to tell a foreman at the worksite: “Workers’ comp will be here right away, so you get that railing up right now.”