Employer with Several Fall Protection Convictions Sentenced to Jail & $10,000 Fine
An MOL inspector observed a roofer working at a height of more than three metres without being protected by fall protection. His employer was charged with failing as an employer to ensure a worker was adequately protected from falling. The employer had two prior convictions for the same offence: A 2013 conviction that resulted in a fine of $2,000 and a conviction in 2015 with a fine of $4,500. No one fell or was injured due to any of the violations. But for the most recent conviction and considering his record, the court sentenced him to one day in jail and a $10,000 fine [Steve Bell, Govt. News Release, May 18, 2017].