Friday, March 28, 2008

Court levies $20,000 fine for unsafe elevator

A numbered Sudbury company has pleaded guilty to a public safely violation for operating an unsafe elevator at St. Mary’s Manor in Timmins.
1039434 Ontario Ltd. was fined $20,000 by the Ontario Court of Justice in Timmins for violating the Technical Standards and Safety Act in June of 2007.
The company that operated the Manor had failed to ensure that the elevator was running safely.
Subsequently, the elevator was ordered to be shut down and that in turn led to the manor closing since very few of the residents were able to negotiate the stairs.
The owner was subsequently charged with five counts against the Act for its unsafe operation. With a summons to first appear in court on August 16, 2007, Ontario 1039434 Ltd. pleaded guilty today to the first count - failing to ensure the elevating device was not used or operated unless maintained by a registered contractor - levied with a fine of $20,000.

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