Toronto, Ont. – Alpine Roofing (578898 Ontario Limited) of Toronto was fined $50,000 yesterday for violations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).
Between June 24, 2008, and September 2, 2009, Ministry of Labour inspectors observed Alpine Roofing workers repairing roofs at three Toronto-area worksites without proper fall protection. In each case, workers were exposed to falls of greater than three metres.
Alpine Roofing (578898 Ontario Limited) pleaded guilty to four counts under the OHSA. Three counts were for failing as a constructor to adequately protect workers from fall hazards. The other count was for failing to comply with a stop-work order issued on June 24, 2008.
The fines were imposed by Justice of the Peace Joanna T. Opalinski. 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.