Over $1 million Fines
In a previous post, we indicated that a new trial had been ordered for Enbridge in the Bloor Street explosion. For those who have forgotten, this was an explosion that leveled a building and killed 7 people because the utility locates were not completed properly. We have posted below, information from that release as well as a link to the full press release. As outlined, the fines related to this incident now total over $1 million. We have heard rumors that a full inquiry may be the next step in this saga.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Toronto, ON, December 16, 2011) Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. pled guilty to a charge under the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000 (the Act) for its role in a natural gas explosion on April 24, 2003 at 3887 Bloor St. West in Toronto that killed seven people, seriously injured four others, destroyed a two-story commercial and residential building, and caused extensive damage to adjacent properties.
The Ontario Provincial Offences Court imposed a fine of $350,000 plus a 25% victim surcharge of $87,500 for a total fine of $437,500 against Enbridge for failing to provide as accurate information as possible regarding the location of underground natural gas pipelines as required under the Act.
To read the full news release, please click here