Employer Charged After Worker Dies in Fall Through Skylight


A worker suffered fatal injuries when he fell through a skylight located on a roof undergoing maintenance. As a result, the employer was charged with four OHS violations that generally allege that it failed to provide a safe workplace; ensure workers and supervisors were made familiar with the hazards; ensure fall protection was used; and ensure that work areas were arranged to allow the safe movement of workers [Southern Construction (1981) Ltd., Govt. News Release, Nov. 4, 2016].