A King Township construction company and a supervisor were fined a total of $100,000 after a worker was badly injured at a Brampton roofing job.
The employer was fined $90,000 and a supervisor $10,000 Monday at the Brampton courthouse for violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the provincial labour ministry said in a news release.
Company workers were replacing the roof of a Brampton home in 2008. While moving a bucket of tar, one of the employees stepped off the roof, plunging to the ground. The tar bucket then overturned, spilling its contents on the worker, the labour ministry said.
The employee broke several bones and suffered third-degree burns. A labour ministry probe determined there was no fall protection at the job site and the injured worker, along with a colleague, had not been trained in fall protection.
The injured worker was also not wearing appropriate clothing to work with tar, the ministry said.
The employer pleaded guilty to failing to ensure the workers were trained in fall protection, failing to ensure the workers were adequately protected by a guardrail system and failing to ensure the workers were wearing appropriate protection against injury from the hot tar.
The supervisor pleaded guilty to failing to ensure the workers were adequately protected by a guardrail system.