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Building Owner Fined $10,000 For Fire Safety Infractions

Posted: 2019-04-17 10:33:48 By: hbr

The owner of the building in which Fanotech Enviro carries out manufacturing in Huntsville, pleaded guilty to two counts of "Failing to comply with an Inspection Order", under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act. An appearance in Bracebridge courtroom which resulted in fines totalling $10,000.

The Fire Dept completed an inspection in 2017 and two separate orders were issued for contraventions found during the inspection. The Owner had 90 days to comply with the Orders but a subsequent inspection revealed that the work was not completed and charges were filed against the Corporation.

The Owner has since brought most items into compliance with the Ontario Fire Code although some elements remain outstanding.

Fire Prevention Officer Mike Vadlja says  that it is preferred that violations are promptly addressed without the need to go to court, although it is sometimes necessary in order to initiate the actions that are required."