At the end of its investigation, the CNESST has claimed a fine of $ 55 000 to the owner of Boucherie Huot. After negotiations, Bernard Huot (right) pleaded guilty to a criminal offence of having caused injuries to a job and had to pay about $ 32,000 fine.
16 January 2020 22h41
Boucherie Huot: a heavy fine of $ 32,000 paid to the CNESST
The former owner of the Boucherie Huot Bernard Huot, on trial for criminal negligence causing bodily harm, had to pay 32 000 $ in fine, after the investigation of the CNESST on the injury-Olivier Bouchard, a young worker who was stuck on the head and an arm in a meat grinder.
The director-general of Viandex, the company that bought Boucherie Huot October 1, 2016, told the court Thursday, the follow-up of the severe accident work.
Pierre-Benoît Lessard indicated that Viandex had entrusted to Bernard Huot the management of the company during the transition, in the fall of 2016.
It is only at the time of the workplace accident and that the patterns of Viandex have learned that some of the equipment of their new butcher shop were non-compliant. For the past two years, the mincer industrial no longer had the safety relay, which meant that the machine stops when you raise the lid.
Viandex has terminated its management agreement with Bernard Huot after the work accident. The company has hired a consultant in health and safety, and has made the repairs that were needed, said Mr. Lessard.
At the end of its investigation, the CNESST has claimed a fine of $ 55 000 to the owner of Boucherie Huot. After negotiations, Bernard Huot has pleaded guilty to a criminal offence of having caused injuries to a job and had to pay about $ 32,000 fine.
Several employees were aware of the deficiencies in the security, has supported Karlain Loonie, butcher at Boucherie Huot from 2012 to 2016. But no one dared to speak to the inspectors of the CNESST who were visiting the company. “In a business where it is not protected, it can be seen, said Mr. Huard. One does not bite the hand that feeds us.”