Brampton company fined after worker injured in Toronto


A Brampton company director was fined $10,000 after a worker injury in Toronto.

Sukhjinder Mokha, director of Mr. Diesel Emissions Inc. — a mobile vehicle-emissions testing business — was fined $10,000 in provincial offences court after a roofing-company worker suffered critical injuries during an incident on July 24, 2018.

On that day, Mokha visited a home on Geary Avenue in Toronto where a roofing company was completing a project. He was hired to perform an emissions test on a dump truck owned by the roofing company. During the test, the dump truck abruptly reversed and pinned a roofing company worker who was sweeping waste against the waste bin nearby.

The worker suffered critical injuries.

Contrary to regulations in Ontario’s Drive Clean standard operating procedure, as well as the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Mokha failed to ensure that wheel chocks were used to block the front and rear wheels of the dump truck while the emissions test was being performed. As a result, the court ruled he violated rule 3.3 of Drive Clean’s operating procedure that requires vehicles being tested to be blocked using wheel chocks.

As such, Mokha failed to ensure that Mr. Diesel Emissions Inc. complied with the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

He was fined on Oct. 31, 2019.

The court imposed a 25 per cent victim surcharge, as required by the Provincial Offences Act. The surcharge is credited to a special fund to assist victims of crime.