Roofing Company Fined for Multiple Violations…

A Scarborough roofing company and its proprietor have been convicted for repeated violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), some of which occurred only two days after a previous conviction in court.

The company, Sunny Roofing Inc., was convicted on six charges under the OHSA of failing to ensure workers wore fall protection, protective headwear and protective footwear, and the proprietor, Dong Mo, was convicted on three charges for failure to ensure workers wore fall protection. The company received a total fine of $33,000 and Mo was fined a total of $14,000.

The trial took place in Brampton court with Justice of the Peace Angelo E. Amenta presiding on September 8, 2015.

The offences took place on April 10, 2014 on Blueheron Boulevard in Mississauga; on May 6, 2014 on Picton Place in Mississauga; and on October 11, 2014, on Mount Ranier Crescent in Brampton.

The court found that the previous conviction and $4,000 fine imposed two days earlier was aggravating and that a more significant fine was appropriate.

In addition to the fines, the court imposed a 25-per-cent victim fine surcharge as required by the Provincial Offences Act. The surcharge is credited to a special provincial government fund to assist victims of crime.