Charges laid in crane fire that stranded worker above blaze

Sgt. Cory Cisyk lowers from a CH-146 Griffon helicopter as RCAF 424 Squadron rescues a crane worker...

Sgt. Cory Cisyk lowers from a CH-146 Griffon helicopter as RCAF 424 Squadron rescues a crane worker as a fire rages below in downtown Kingston on Tuesday, December 17, 2013. (IAN MACALPINE/QMI AGENCY)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:25 PM ET

KINGSTON, Ont. — Two companies and three people face charges after a dramatic crane fire in Kingston, Ont., last December, left a worker stranded above the blaze.

Adam Jastrzebski received burns to his back, buttocks and right hand before being lifted to safety by a military search-and-rescue helicopter.

Ontario's Ministry of Labour said it's laid 22 charges — 11 related to fire safety precautions and another 11 for failing to co-operate with the investigation.

Jay Patry Enterprises Inc. and Stelmach Property Management face the bulk of the charges. Another 10 charges were laid against Jason Patry, Nathan Patry and Troy Stelmach.

All are due in court on Sept. 30.


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