Two Companies & Directors Fined Millions for OHS & Environmental Offences
At a propane company’s facility, propane was ignited during a prohibited truck-to-truck transfer, resulting in several explosions and a fire. A young worker who’d been employed with the company for a short time was killed. The propane company was convicted of violating the OHS laws and fined $280,000. It was also convicted of environmental violations and fined $2.82 million. Two propane company directors were convicted of environmental offences and fined $100,000 each. And the company that had a licence to operate the facility was fined $2 million for environmental violations [Sunrise Propane Energy Group Inc., Shay (Sean) Ben-Moshe and Valery Belahov and 1367229 Ontario Inc., Govt. News Releases, Jan. 25, 2016].