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Operating Engineer Convicted for Lapse in Duty

by Allan Whetter | Jan 16, 2019

The Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) has successfully prosecuted the chief operating engineer of a brewery in Hamilton, Ontario, Mr. Mike Murphy.

The Ontario Court of Justice in Hamilton levied a fine of $4,500, plus the mandatory 25% victim surcharge, for Mr. Murphy’s violation of a safety regulation under the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000 (the Act).

Following an investigation by TSSA, it was determined that Mr. Murphy left unattended for approximately eight hours the Arts and Science Brewery plant at 207 Burlington Street East in Hamilton. During that time, while the plant and its units were in operation, there was no qualified operating engineer or chief operator on duty.


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