Brantford roofing company fined $110,000 after worker fatally falls

Brantford roofing company fined 0,000 after worker fatally falls

Jackson Roofing & Son Contracting Inc. has been fined $110,000 after the fatal fall of a worker last year.

On July 30, 2021, five workers were on the roof of a portable classroom at an elementary school, none of whom were wearing fall protection, nor were guardrails or barriers in place, according to a provincial government press release.

Two of the workers began unrolling a roll of membrane along the roof, while one worker began waking backwards toward the edge of the roof, where they eventually fell, the province said.

“The worker, not wearing fall protection, fell 12 feet onto the sidewalk,” the province said.

Jackson Roofing & Son Contracting Inc. pleaded guilty in connection with the fatal fall and was convicted on February 22, 2023.

The company was fined for failing to ensure that the measures and procedures of the Occupational Safety and Health Act were implemented in the workplace.