Firm and supervisor fined following employee fall from roof

Firm and supervisor fined following employee fall from roof

TORONTO — A employee was injured after falling 30 toes from a roof at a building undertaking and in consequence Lakeridge Developments (Muskoka) Restricted of Port Carling, Ont. was fined $50,000 and Paul Kritski, supervisor of Peak Roofing Providers Inc., was fined $15,000.

The incident befell at a building web site at 92A Scully Rd., Seguin on Nov. 12, 2020.

The events had been convicted June 21, 2022. Each fines had been imposed by magistrate Diane McAleer following a responsible plea on the provincial offences courtroom in Parry Sound.

On the date the incident occurred Lakeridge Developments was setting up a brand new cottage, visitor cottage and two boathouses on a property in Seguin and had subcontracted Peak Roofing Providers to offer employees to put in the roofing.

A employee from Peak Roofing Providers was on a flat part of roof, shifting insulation, once they fell 30 toes to the bottom under and suffered a vital harm.

A Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Coaching and Abilities Improvement investigation discovered there have been everlasting, engineered anchor factors on the roof and that the employee had fall safety coaching, nevertheless, on the time of the incident, the employee was not utilizing fall safety and there have been no guardrails put in alongside the perimeter of the roof, signifies a courtroom bulletin.

Kritski, and three extra employees had been additionally on the roof that morning and fall safety was not being utilized by any of the crew.

Part 26.1 of Ontario Regulation 213/91 for building initiatives requires employees to be shielded from falls by way of use of an satisfactory guardrail system or satisfactory fall safety.

Lakeridge Developments contravened Part 23(1)(a) of the Occupational Well being and Security Act by failing, as a constructor, to make sure that the measures and procedures required by Part 26.1 of Ontario Regulation 213/91 had been carried out.

Kritski contravened Part 27(1)(a) of the Occupational Well being and Security Act by failing, as a supervisor, to make sure those self same measures and procedures had been carried out.

https://canada.constructconnect.com/dcn/information/ohs/2022/07/company-and-supervisor-fined-following-worker-fall-from-roof

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