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Swing stage collapse coverage: Stories throughout the years

DCN-JOC News Services
Swing stage collapse coverage: Stories throughout the years

TORONTO — As the inquest into the swing stage collapse that killed Fayzullo Fazilov, Alexsandrs Bondarevs, Vladimir Korostin and Aleksey Blumberg begins today, the Daily Commercial News (DCN) will be covering the proceedings as they take place throughout the week.

Before our coverage gets fully underway, the DCN wanted to provide a brief history of how this tragedy ultimately changed the construction industry, creating critical health and safety regulations that aim to prevent similar incidents like this from happening again.

Below is a collection of stories spanning over a decade about the collapse, the legal proceedings that followed and the industry’s reaction to it all.


61 charges laid in fatal 2009 Toronto swing-stage accident

Metron fined in 2009 swing-stage collapse

Metron convicted of criminal negligence causing death in 2009 swing-stage tragedy

Project manager in swing stage collapse faces jail time

Swing stage jail sentence important: labour advocates

Swing stage appeal dismissal a ‘victory’ for workers

Christmas Eve marks 10-year anniversary of swing stage tragedy

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