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Two Companies Fined for Fall Protection Violations

During a routine inspection, inspectors saw seven workers stuccoing a house without fall protection or protective headwear. Their employer pleaded guilty to two violations of the OHS Act and was fined $2,440. In another case, an inspection of a commercial construction site revealed three workers on a roof without fall protection equipment. Their employer also pleaded guilty to two OHS violations and was fined $1,960 [Artistic Masonry & Stucco Ltd. and T.U.F.F Exteriors Ltd., Govt. News Release, Feb. 22, 2012].