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Site Supervisor in Scaffold Collapse Sentenced

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Construction site supervisor Vadim Kazenelson has been sentenced to 3½ years in prison for his role in a scaffolding collapse at a Toronto construction site on Christmas Eve 2009 that left four workers dead. 

The Ontario Superior Court found Kazenelson, now in his 40s, guilty in June 2015 of four counts of criminal negligence causing death and one count of criminal negligence.

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It's the first time in Ontario that someone has been sentenced under a 2004 law that makes employers criminally liable for workplace safety lapses.

Ontario Federation of Labour president Chris Buckley praised the judge's ruling, which he said sends a strong message to any employer who tries to save money by skirting workplace safety rules. 

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