Union wants manufacturer charged in death of 23-year-old worker

Seven months after worker was crushed to death, union still waiting for results of police and WCB investigations
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 05/29/2006

A Quebec union has called on the province's attorney general to lay criminal charges against a company for the death of a young worker in 2005.

The Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec (FTQ) is pressing the government to take advantage of a law that has been on the books for the past two years that makes employers legally responsible for employee deaths.

Steve L'Ecuyer, a 23-year-old worker at concrete products manufacturer Transpavé in Saint-Eustache, Que., died on the job last October soon after joining the company.