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Wal-Mart charged in workplace death of teen

Wal-Mart and one of its supervisors are facing charges for breaching the Occupational Health and Safety Act in the death of a 17-year-old New Brunswick boy who died in January, according to WorkSafeNB.

Patrick Desjardins was electrocuted while using a floor buffing and polishing machine on the wet floor of a garage at the Wal-Mart in Grand Falls, N.B., where the Grade 12 student had been ( Read more … )

Wal-Mart Canada may be the largest corporation charged by WorkSafeNB, which may affect potential penalties against the parties if they are found guilty.


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