Sentencing delayed for company in deadly propane plant blast
Court ruled Sunrise Propane failed to provide safety training, safe working environment
TORONTO—The sentencing hearing for an Ontario company convicted in a deadly explosion of a Toronto propane plant has been postponed until March 12.
Employee Parminder Saini, 25, 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.