Safety charges laid against engineer in deadly Ontario mall collapse

The Canadian Press

TORONTO - A professional engineer faces charges under health and safety laws in connection with last summer's deadly mall collapse in northern Ontario.

The province's Ministry of Labour alleges the engineer endangered a worker by providing negligent advice.

The charge also relates to working in a manner that may endanger a worker.

The ministry refused to name the individual or provide any further information.

Maximum penalties on conviction are a fine of up to $25,000 and/or up to 12 months imprisonment.

The accused is scheduled to appear May 16 in Elliot Lake, the town where the mall collapse took place.