PICTOU – The man charged with shooting a nail gun at a young construction worker has been found guilty.
Shawn Wade Hynes of Trenton was accused of two indictable charges of criminal negligence causing bodily harm and assault with a weapon, namely a nail gun, which injured victim Nhlanhla Dlamini, called NH for short. The trial took place from Tuesday to Thursday of last week. Judge Del Atwood rendered the verdict during a court session this afternoon (Sept. 26) in Pictou Provincial Court.
Atwood referred to Occupational Health and Safety matters that he said contributed to the guilty verdict. He said there was evidence of safety on the job not being given a high priority at the site where NH was working.
He also stressed that Paul Quinn of P.Q. Properties crew, who was at the site where the incident occurred, should have called 9-1-1- immediately, and he failed to do so, according to OH&S regulations.
Sentencing will take place at 1:30 p.m. on November 15.
Read the full story in the Oct. 2 of The Advocate.