Chinese company pleads guilty in oil sands worker deaths
Oct 1, 2012 at 12:14 pm in Business, News by tyler.king
A chinese company has pleaded guilty to three workplace safety charges after two of its workers were killed in the oil sands.
The charges stem from a storage tank collapse at CNRL’s Horizon project in 2007 that killed the two men and injured four others.
Twenty-one other charges against Chinese contractors on the Horizon project were withdrawn.
Another 29 charges against Sinopec Shanghai Engineering have been stayed, so the government can revive them over the next year.
The company will be sentenced in January.
It had originally argued it had no legal presence in Canada and could not be charged; but it lost that appeal to the Supreme Court.
October 1, 2012