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Management company faces fines over Tim Hortons grease trap death

WHECTV
Updated: October 17, 2019 04:22 PM
Created: October 17, 2019 11:40 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The company that manages a local Tim Hortons is facing more than $8,500 in fines after a 3-year-old boy died outside a location on University Avenue.

Federal officials with OSHA confirm Ninety Rock Management must pay $8,695 after Bryce Raynor fell into a grease trap at the restaurant and died on July 15. Raynor was with his mother at work when it happened. 

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Police said the trap had an unsecured plastic cover.

OSHA cites Ninety Rock Management for a "serious" violation for failing to inspect and maintain safe working conditions to keep employees from falling into large holes.

Last month, Raynor's family filed the first paperwork of a lawsuit against the City of Rochester and Monroe County. 

The attorney for Tenitia Cullum, Raynor's mother, issued a statement Thursday in response to the fines.

"Bryce's death was a horrific and preventable tragedy. It seems, however, that it has illuminated a danger to which anyone could have fallen victim," said Lori Robb Monaghan, Cullum's attorney.  "We are hopeful that accountability results from the penalty levied today and acts as further protection from preventable tragedies such as these."

News10NBC reached out to Ninety Rock Management which passed us along to another parent company for a response. We are awaiting that statement regarding the penalty.


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