Newsroom : Faulty Equipment Injures Two Workers, Auto Shop Fined

Convicted: Lakeshore Motors Ltd., 1155 Government Road West, Kirkland Lake, Ontario, a car dealership selling and servicing new and used cars, trucks and SUVs.

Location: The company’s vehicle servicing facility.

Description of Offence: Two workers were injured when a hoist holding up a vehicle failed and the vehicle fell to the ground.

Date of Offence: February 21, 2017.

Date of Conviction: June 18, 2019.

Penalty Imposed:

Following a guilty plea, Lakeshore Motors Ltd. was fined $45,000 by Justice of the Peace Theodore A. Hodgins in Kirkland Lake; Crown Counsel Jai Dhar.
The court also 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.

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