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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/21/2008

Criminal conviction in workplace death

Saint-Eustache, Que. — A Quebec employer is the first in the country to be convicted of criminal charges in a workplace death. Transpavé, a manufacturer of concrete blocks, pleaded guilty to criminal charges in the 2005 death of Steve L’Ecuyer. The 23-year-old was crushed by a machine that stacks concrete blocks after pallets with concrete had backed up on the conveyer belt. A safety guard had been disabled for nearly two years. Transpavé was charged with criminal negligence causing death under the amendments to the Criminal Code known as the “corporate killing law” and pleaded guilty on Dec. 7, 2007. Sentencing is slated for late February.

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