Sobeys fined $85,000 for safety infraction

Sobeys Capital Incorporated, the retail grocer, pleaded guilty and was fined $85,000 in the Ontario Court of Justice, on Sept.16 in con­nection with an injury to a worker, Jan. 19, 2007.

Justice of the Peace Robert Gay heard that a produce man­ager, trying to retrieve a small produce rack stored on a mez­za­nine at the chain’s Cam­bridge store, fell from a ladder and suffered hip and leg fractures and a sep­ar­ated shoulder. A Ministry of Labour investigation found that the employer had contravened a regulation requiring material be cleared in storage areas.