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Expected comments, recommendations in the investigation of scaffolding collapse in Toronto – Toronto

TORONTO – Sentencing and recommendations in the investigation of a scaffolding collapse that killed four men in Toronto more than a decade ago are expected today.

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The investigation, which began Monday, with Dr John Carlisle said it would look into the circumstances of the deaths and what could be done to prevent similar tragedies.

Fayzullo Fazilov, Alexsandrs Bondarevs, Vladimir Korostin and Aleksey Blumberg died after the swing stage they were on suddenly collapsed on Christmas Eve 2009. The men – all employed by Metron Construction – fell to the ground. 13 storey land.

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Another worker was seriously injured, and a sixth – who was tied up, as required by provincial law – was suspended in mid-air but uninjured.

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The project manager, Vadim Kazenelson, survived the collapse by clinging to the balcony as the scaffolding fell.

Kazenelson was later convicted of four counts of negligence causing death and one count of bodily harm after an Ontario court found he was aware that fall protections were not apply. He was sentenced to three and a half years.

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