C-45 conviction nets $110K fineCompany made $500,000 in safety upgrades after worker’s death By 04/07/2008|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/23/2008 In a historic sentencing, a Quebec court has ordered a company convicted of criminal negligence in the death of a worker to pay $110,000.Last December Transpavé, a paving-stone manufacturer in Saint-Eustache, Que., pled guilty to criminal negligence in the 2005 death of 23-year-old Steve L’Écuyer. Quebec court Judge Paul Chevalier handed down the $110,000 fine on March 17. Andrée Beaulieu, L’Écuyer’s mother, told reporters she was disappointed with the fine and she had expected a penalty in the millions of dollars.In October 2005, L’Écuyer was crushed by a machine that stacks concrete blocks after pallets with concrete had backed up on the conveyer belt. Inspectors found the machine’s safety guard had been disabled for nearly two years. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.