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B.C. employer sentenced to one-year suspended sentence for contempt of court related to asbestos violations

Published on: November 07, 2019

Richmond, B.C. — On October 29, 2019, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Marzari sentenced Mike Singh of Seattle Environmental Consulting Ltd. to a one-year suspended sentence for contempt of court, including a period of house arrest.

The sentence relates to a February 22, 2019 decision in which Singh and Seattle Environmental Consulting Ltd. were found guilty of contempt of court on seven counts representing six separate breaches of a 2012 court order requiring compliance with the Workers Compensation Act and Occupational Health and Safety Regulation. The decision related to ongoing violations of regulations pertaining to asbestos abatement.

Mr. Singh and Seattle Environmental Consulting Ltd. have appealed Justice Marzari’s February 22, 2019 ruling to the BC Court of Appeal. Mr. Singh and Seattle Environmental Consulting Ltd. have 45 days from the date of issuance to file for an appeal of the sentence.

Seattle Environmental Consulting Ltd. is an asbestos abatement company.

Read the decision here.

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