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City acquitted of washroom death charges

The city has been acquitted of charges laid by the Ministry of Labour in relation to the death of a local teen in a south-end washroom.
The city was charged with failing to ensure a safe workplace after a wall collapsed in a washroom in South End Community Park in June 2009, killing Isabel Warren.
This morning, Feb. 12, the city was acquitted of the charge.
“Neither the city nor the community will forget the tragic incident that claimed the life of 14-year-old Isabel Warren,” Guelph’s chief administrative office Ann Pappert said in a news release. “We hope the court decision offers some closure, and our thoughts are with Ms. Warren’s family and friends.”
The city was not criminally charged in Warren’s death, but the Ministry of Labour charged the city under the Occupational Health and Safety Act with failing to ensure its workplace was safe by ensuring every part of the structure could resist all loads to which it was subjected.
For more details see Thursday’s Guelph Tribune

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