Jan. 25: Charges Laid in Death of Student in Explosion
The MOL has laid OHS charges against the Ottawa-Carleton Catholic District School Board for the death of a student, who was trying to cut open an old oil drum when it exploded. Four others were injured. The board was charged with failing to provide instruction or supervision, take every reasonable precaution to protect the workplace and properly acquaint a supervisor with hazards associated with the handling of equipment at the shop. It had already been charged by fire officials with violations of the province’s fire code.