Worker’s Fatal Fall Costs Developer $125,000

Workers employed by a sub-contractor were installing limestone at a construction site when one of them fell from the scaffold system to the ground. He sustained a fatal head injury as a result of the fall. The scaffold system was at a height of more than 2.4 metres above ground. The MOL found that the scaffold didn’t have a guardrail system to prevent access to the perimeter. The developer pleaded guilty to failing, as a constructor, to ensure that every employer and worker performing work on the project complied with Sec. 26.3(1) of Regulation 213/91 and was fined $125,000 [VHL Developments Inc., Govt. News Release, June 5, 2013].