Tecumseh Company Fined After Worker Injured
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Lack of required training and protection has resulted in a Tecumseh company being fined.
According to the Ministry of Labour an employee of Cybertech Controls and Electric Inc. was working at an industrial facility on Sprucewood Avenue in Windsor on February 15th, 2017.
The company had been contracted to install new light fixtures and repair existing light fixtures.
The worker was working alone and unsupervised used an elevating work platform to access the work area, which was located above the ceiling of the room being worked in.
The worker exited the elevating lift into the ceiling area. The worker was not protected by fall protection and fell through the ceiling of the room to the concrete floor below.
The worker was found injured on the floor of the room by a worker at the facility. The injured worker sustained critical injuries.
The Ministry of Labour investigation found that the injured worker had not received training on the use of fall protection equipment or working at heights, and had not received training on the use of elevating work platforms.
Following a guilty plea, Cybertech Controls Electric Inc. was fined $70,000. The court also imposed a 25% 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.