Fall Protection Violations Cost Employer $5,000


The government investigated an incident in which a worker was seriously injured in a fall. As a result, the employer pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that a warning line was installed and maintained one metre from the unguarded edge where a worker was engaged in the weatherproofing of a roof and wasn’t wearing a fall-arresting or a fall-restraint system and was fined $5,000 [Brian Case, Govt. News Release, Dec. 21, 2011].