First ‘corporate killing’ conviction nets $110,000 fineJudge cites Quebec company’s extensive upgrades to equipment and safety programs after death of workerBy Jeffrey R. Smith04/23/2008|Canadian Employment Law Today In a historic sentencing, a Quebec company convicted of criminal negligence in the death of a worker has been ordered to pay $110,000. Last December Transpavé, a paving-stone manufacturer in Saint-Eustache, Que., pled guilty to criminal negligence in the 2005 death of 23-year-old Steve L’Écuyer. Quebec court Judge Paul Chevalier handed down the $110,000 fine on March 17. Andrée Beaulieu, L’Écuyer’s mother, told reporters she was disappointed with the fine and she had expected a penalty in the millions of dollars. First Bill C-45 conviction To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.