Fall From Ladder Injures Workers, Landscaper Fined $45,000

A Muskoka landscaper was fined $45,000 plus a 25% victim surcharge after pleading guilty.

A worker was injured after falling from a ladder being used while cutting branches from a tree. The fall caused the ladder to injure another worker.

The Occupational Health and Safety Act requires that a worker be provided with information, instruction and supervision to protect the worker while performing work.

As such, the defendant failed to provide information, instruction and/or supervision to a worker on how to safely remove tree branches while working at a height and violated section 25(2)(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Ministry of Labour

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