Criminal conviction in death of worker

Case a reminder Bill C-45 carries real risk of accountability

A second employer has been convicted of a Bill C-45 charge in Quebec. Pasquale Scrocca, a landscape contractor, was found guilty of criminal negligence causing death with respect to a workplace incident resulting in the death of employee AnielloBoccanfuso. (The first C-45 conviction came in 2007 when Transpavé pled guilty to criminal negligence in the death of a worker.)

The judgment, R. c. Scrocca, marks the first trial decision examining the occupational health and safety (OHS) criminal negligence provisions under the Criminal Code.

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