Halton Catholic Board $5M lawsuit

Former Burlington student suing school board after slicing arm on glass door

The Toronto Star |  | April 29, 2014

A former Grade 12 student at Assumption Catholic SS in Burlington, filed a $5-million lawsuit against the Halton Catholic District School Board, alleging negligence for failing to replace wired glass doors with a safer material.  and it also aims to prompt a change in Canadian regulations surrounding the use of wired glass …

Lloyd was on his way to class last May when he tried to push open a hallway door that had panels of wired glass. His arm broke through the glass and the jagged pieces severely lacerated the muscles, nerves and tendons of his right arm…

The Ontario School Boards’ Insurance Exchange, the non-profit insurance planner for the province’s school boards, has a risk management advisory on its website arguing against the use of wired glass … adding that from 1987 to 2000, there have been 107 claims against school for glass injuries, costing nearly $3.2 million …

Installing wired glass was banned in the United States in 2003 but the last time the Canadian government updated its safety glass standards was in 1990 …

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Halton District School Board trustees have asked Director Euale to inform the Board if there are doors with wired glass in our schools and if so, how these safety concerns are going to be fully addressed.

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