Conviction of Contractor Working Illegally Results in $25,000 Fine
ESA has issued a province-wide press release today to note the conviction of an unlicensed electrical contractor in Windsor. The court also imposed a $25,000 fine—one of the largest of its kind on record—associated with a conviction. Although it took a tragic event with a young apprentice in his twenties receiving a shock and severe burns with the potential for long term health effects—the significant fine sends a very strong message and establishes an important precedent that will act as a deterrent to any individual who chooses to work without a licence.
To learn more about this important conviction follow this link http://www.esasafe.com/assets/files/esasafe/Newsroom/JF%20Industrial%20Systems%20Conviction120213.pdf
This is a significant example of how ESA’s enforcement activities have proven successful and continue to make an important contribution to a strong licensing system in Ontario. Continued industry support of the licensing and enforcement system in Ontario also helps to build a stronger and safer industry.