Supervisors and Contractors Fined for Fall Protection Violations

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A roofing contractor worker was injured after falling about six metres through an opening in a roof at a construction project and onto a gravel pile. An MOL investigation found that the worker had no fall protection after the plywood used to cover the opening had been removed. The constructor, roofing company and two supervisors pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that the worker was adequately protected from falling. The court fined each company $60,000 and each supervisor $3,000 [Rosati Construction Inc., Keller Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc., Matteo Romano and Joseph Gower,  Govt. News Release, May 25, 2010].