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Trainer acquitted in drowning death of firefighter

June 5, 2012, Sarnia, Ont. - A water-ice rescue safety trainer has been acquitted of a charge under the Occupational Health and Safety Act in the 2010 death of a Point Edward firefighter. Justice Michael O'Dea acquitted Terry Harrison this afternoon following a two-week trial. Harrison was charged with failing as a supervisor to take reasonable precautions to protect a worker by having adequate rescuers and equipment available. The Sarnia Observer reports.

June 5, 2012
By The Sarnia Observer

June 5, 2012, Sarnia, Ont. – A water-ice rescue safety trainer has been
acquitted of a charge under the Occupational Health and Safety Act in
the 2010 death of a Point Edward firefighter. Justice Michael O'Dea
acquitted Terry Harrison this afternoon following a two-week trial.
Harrison was charged with failing as a supervisor to take reasonable
precautions to protect a worker by having adequate rescuers and
equipment available. The Sarnia Observer reports. READ MORE