Greenhouse Fined After Worker Killed

Friday October 16th, 2020

Posted at 8:33pm

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Great Lakes Greenhouses Inc. in Leamington has been fined after a worker received a fatal electrical shock on November 19th, 2018.

According to the Ministry of Labour workers were adding to an existing production greenhouse located near 834 Mersea Road 4. A worker was re-arranging wiring and doing breaker work as well as connecting wires to an electrical panel located in an electrical room.

The worker received an electrical shock that was fatal.

The subsequent Ministry of Labour inspection found that at the time of the incident, the power to the wires on which the worker had contact were not locked-out as required by Regulation 213/91.

Great Lakes Greenhouse Inc. was fined $120,000. 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.

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