Tag | Ontario crane accident
Excerpt from the Ontario Governmentâ€™s â€˜Newsroomâ€™
Res 2000 Structures Inc., a Cookstown-based company, was fined $85,000 and Tony Cristao, a worker, was fined $5,000 on July 19, 2010, for violating the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker was injured.
Excerpts From the Government of Ontarioâ€™s â€˜Newsroomâ€™
AGF Raymond Rebar Inc., an Ottawa construction company, was fined $110,000 on March 29 for violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker was injured.
On July 23, 2008, workers were at a tower construction project on Kent St. in Ottawa. They were preparing to hoist two structures made of reinforcing bar, or rebar, with a crane. The rebar structures were sitting one on top of the other. The workers attached the bottom rebar structure to the crane but did not secure the top structure. As the crane lifted both structures, the load shifted and the unsecured structure fell on a worker. The worker suffered multiple fractures and damage to internal organs.