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Hotel Fined 70,000 After Worker Injured

Toronto, ON - Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Centre, of Etobicoke, was fined 70,000 for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker was injured.

On May 1, 2010, a maintenance worker was changing a fuse in a 600-volt electric panel. When the worker attempted to pull out the fuse with metal pliers, there was an explosion. The worker suffered first, second and third degree burns.

Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Centre pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that the worker did not use a tool capable of conducting electricity near the electric panel.

The fine was imposed by Justice of the Peace Warren Ralph. In addition to the fine, the court imposed a 25-per-cent victim fine surcharge, as required by the Provincial Offences Act. The surcharge is credited to a special provincial government fund to assist victims of crime.

 

Court Information at a Glance

Location:                    Ontario Court of Justice

                                    70 Centre St.

                                    Toronto, ON

Judge:                         Justice of the Peace Warren Ralph

Date of Sentencing:    February 2, 2012

Defendant:                  Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Centre

Matter:                        Occupational Health and Safety

Conviction:                 Ontario Regulation 851, Section 43

Crown Counsel:          David McCaskill


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