Conviction on Five Safety Offences Results in $30,000 Fine

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Three workers were repairing a residential roof when an MOL inspector visited the project in response to a complaint. The inspector found that the workers weren’t wearing proper fall or head protection. Also, a ladder to the roof didn’t extend far enough past the roof’s surface and had a damaged rung. In addition, a wooden plank being used as a work platform had a crack along its length and overhung its support too much at one end. The roofing company was found guilty after trial of five safety offences and fined $30,000 [JGB Developments Inc., Govt. News Release, Oct. 5, 2010].