Construction Company Fined $120,000 in Young Worker’s Death


A young worker at a high-rise student housing project was knocked from the roof by a skid of concrete blocks being moved by a tower crane. He fell four storeys to a mast climber. Although he was trained in fall protection, he wasn’t using any such protection at the time of the incident. The worker sustained head and leg injuries, and later died. A construction company pleaded guilty to failing to store and move material or equipment in a manner that didn’t endanger a worker and was fined $120,000. Another company was fined $90,000 in March 2015 for this incident [Maison Canada Holdings, Govt. News Release, June 16, 2015].