A roofing firm in Brantford, Ont., has been fined $110,000 right after a worker — who was not sporting tumble protection — was killed right after falling off a roof.
On July 30, 2021, five workers ended up on the rooftop of a moveable classroom at an elementary faculty in Hamilton.
None of the workers have been carrying drop defense, nor ended up there guardrails or boundaries all around the roof perimeter of the transportable.
Two of the employees started unrolling a roll of membrane alongside the roof. In doing so, 1 walked backwards towards the edge of the roof. The other worker termed out “edge is coming up” having said that, it was way too late.
The employee fell backwards off the roof on to the asphalt pavement, 3.26 metres down below, sustaining fatal injuries.
Jackson Roofing & Son Contracting Inc. failed to ensure that the steps and treatments prescribed by area 26.1(2) of Regulation 213/91 had been carried out at a workplace, contrary to area 25(1)(c) of the Occupational Health and Protection Act.
Following a responsible plea in the Ontario Court of Justice, Jackson Roofing & Son Contracting Inc. was fined $110,000. The courtroom also imposed a 25 for every cent sufferer great surcharge as required by the Provincial Offences Act.