Supervisor Fined $600 for Letting Crew on Roof Without Fall Protection

A WorkSafeNB health and safety officer saw a crew working untethered on the roof of a building under construction. The officer ordered the crew onto the ground, told them how they should be tied in and said they could climb back onto the roof once they complied. When the officer returned about three hours later, the crew was back on the roof still untethered. A supervisor for the construction company pleaded guilty to a fall protection violation and was fined $600 [Norman Nixon, Govt. News Release, June 10, 2014].