Companies, Supervisor and Worker Charged in Fatal Fall
A worker suffered fatal injuries as a result of a fall from the roof of the building on which he was working. As a result of an investigation by the Occupational Health and Safety Branch, his employer was charged with eight OHS violations. The building owner was also charged with failing as a principal contractor to ensure that employers and workers complied with the OHS laws. In addition, a supervisor with the employer was charged with three counts generally alleging inadequate supervision, while a worker was charged with four offences [McCarthy’s Roofing Ltd. and Northern Property REIT, Govt. News Release, Nov. 6, 2015].