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Ontario court fines ski hill operator after roof worker electrocuted

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by Journal Of Commerce last update:Nov 21, 2014

Loch Lomond Ski Area Ltd. of Thunder Bay was fined $70,000 for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act in connection with an incident in 2009 that killed one worker and injured another replacing shingles on a roof. The company pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that the workers did not use a metal ladder while working in proximity to a live overhead electrical conductor.

The Ontario Ministry of Labour announced Tuesday that Loch Lomond Ski Area Ltd. of Thunder Bay was fined $70,000 for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act in connection with an incident that killed one worker and injured another working on a roof.

On September 2, 2009, two workers were replacing shingles on the roof of a ski chalet. Their metal ladder came into contact with a live overhead electrical conductor. One of the workers died and the other was seriously injured.

The company pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that the workers did not use a metal ladder while working in proximity to a live overhead electrical conductor.

The fine was imposed by Justice of the Peace Robert Michels.

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last update:Nov 21, 2014

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