A BC Supreme Court judge has ruled an asbestos-removal contractor and his son are not in contempt of court for disobeying a the court’s order from 2012, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the fight is over.
Mike Singh and his son Shawn Singh with Seattle Environmental Consulting were accused of repeatedly and knowingly exposing workers to asbestos, putting their health at risk.
This afternoon, Justice George Macintosh says the Workers Compensation Act is too difficult to understand to hold the 2012 court order accountable.
But the case might be revisited, as WorkSafeBC says in a statement to CKNW that they will be reviewing the decision and consider the legal options, including appealing the decision.
In a statement released WorkSafeBC says they are committed to the safety of all workers and employers.
Both the BC Insulators’ Union and the BC Federation of Labour were seeking jail-time against the Singh family and expressed their disappointment in the ruling.