March 5: Former Premier Faulted in Roofer’s Death


A WorkSafeBC report says former Premier Gordon Campbell didn’t properly oversee safety measures at his summer home where a roofer fell to his death through a skylight opening. WorkSafeBC says although Campbell was considered the prime contractor on the job site, he didn’t meet the responsibilities for coordinating health and safety activities. The report also says the roofing contractor didn’t establish safe work procedures for roof openings or provide adequate supervision and enforcement. WorkSafeBC hasn’t issued any penalties yet.