TORONTO -- An Ontario company and its directors will be sentenced today after being convicted in a 2008 Toronto propane plant explosion that killed one man and forced thousands of people from their homes.
Sunrise Propane and directors Shay Ben-Moshe and Valery Belahov were found guilty last month of nine provincial-offences charges in relation to the blast.
The explosion killed 25-year-old employee Parminder Saini and was blamed for the death of 55-year-old firefighter Bob Leek, who died of a heart attack.
The court ruled 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 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 Sunrise Propane's facilities.