Company that Established Scholarship Fund Fined $300,000 for Worker’s Death

A worker was hit by a pipe that was coming in from outside via a conveyor system, while he was holding a piece of pipe that had been cut by a saw, causing fatal injuries. His employer pleaded guilty to violating Sec. 310(2)(h) of the OHS Code and was fined $300,000. A significant mitigating factor in sentencing was that the company voluntarily established a $100,000 scholarship fund for the deceased worker’s two daughters before charges were laid against it [TMK IPSCO Canada, Ltd., Govt. News Release, April 28, 2016].