Workers Fined for Safety Infraction
Three Newfoundland & Labrador construction workers and their supervisor took hits to their wallets after a health and safety inspector found them working without proper fall protection practices at a residential construction site in St. John’s, NL.
Responding to a complaint, a Workplace Health Safety & Compensation Commission (WHSCC) inspector visited the site and observed four workers wearing safety harnesses on a roof. The problem was that those harnesses weren’t secured to anchors.
The three workers must each pay $500 fines, while their supervisor must pay $750.
They all pleaded guilty to charges of not properly using safety equipment while working at heights.
The WHSCC investigation found that the employer had provided required fall protection training to the workers.