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Vollmer Fined After Worker Killed

Tuesday October 16th, 2018, 4:56pm

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Vollmer Inc. has been fined $150,000 after an employee was killed on the job on November 3rd, 2016.

Vollmer  was working on a project that involved installing new electrical equipment and cable for new machinery being set up at a plant on Kew Drive.

The employee, along with a crew, was engaged in pulling lengths of heavy electrical cable onto the roof of the plant. During a break, the employee was observed in an area of the roof; the crew heard a crash, saw a shattered skylight and the worker on the concrete floor directly below.

The fallen worker was taken to hospital and pronounced deceased.

According to the report, the skylights still had all of their covers on them, but there were no guardrails, protective coverings or other means of fall protection installed or implemented to protect workers from the danger of failing through the skylights on the roof of the project.

Vollmer pleaded guilty on court Wednesday and has also been fines a 25% surcharge ontop of the fine. The surcharge is credited to a special provincial government fund to assist victims of crime.

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