Ontario School Board Charged Following Death of Student
 

The Ottawa Catholic District School Board was charged following the death of a student in May of 2011.

Eric Leighton, 18,  was cutting an empty oil drum in shop class which exploded due to residual vapours.

"The charges fall under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and carry penalties of fines up to $500,000."

"The ministry is conducting safety inspections of school woodworking and metalworking classes as well as auto shops and science labs across the province."

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