Be careful with what you install… a Niagara Falls, Ontario contractor has been fined C$537,500 (US$409,157.52) when a senior burned to death on their heated bathroom floor. The investigation found that the victim suffered from third-degree burns from the overheated floors that didn’t have the heat sensor properly installed. The Electoral Safety Authority gave Pro-Teck Electric, the company responsible, the largest financial penalty in the history of license electrical contracting in Ontario.
The company has pleaded guilty to multiple charges such as: leaving an unsafe electrical conduction, failure to procure connection authorization before use, and failure to apply for an electrical inspection.
In a statement, ESA chief safety officer Scott Saint said,
So should the contractor face criminal charges? Let us know your thoughts.