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Ontario company to be sentenced in deadly Toronto propane plant blast

TORONTO - An Ontario company convicted in a deadly explosion of a Toronto propane plant is expected to be sentenced in court today.

Sunrise Propane and directors Shay Ben-Moshe and Valery Belahov were found guilty in June of nine provincial offences related to the 2008 blast that killed one man and forced thousands of people from their homes.

Twenty-five year old employee Parminder Saini died in the blast and a 55-year old firefighter who responded to the emergency on his day off, died of a heart attack.

The court ruled that Sunrise failed to provide safety training and a safe working environment, discharged a contaminant, and contravened a number of provincial orders related to the cleanup after the blast.

The court also found that Ben-Moshe and Belahov failed to take all reasonable care to prevent the company from flouting those orders.

Following the blast, the government shut down all three of Sunrise Propane’s facilities.

The Canadian Press


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