Young Worker’s Injuries Result in $5,000 Fine & $85,000 for Online Safety Course
A young labourer fell over nine metres from the roof of a commercial building under construction and sustained multiple fractures and other serious injuries. His employer pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that a worker was protected from falling at a temporary or permanent work area if he may fall a vertical distance of three meters or more. The court fined it $5,000 and ordered it to pay $85,000 for the creation of an online safety course [Les Structures De Beauce Inc., Govt. News Release, Oct. 16, 2013].