Facca Incorporated Fined $60,000 After Worker Injured
Ministry of Labour
Windsor, ON - Facca Incorporated, an Essex County heavy construction contractor, was fined $60,000 for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker was injured.
On May 30, 2011, Facca Incorporated was working on upgrades to the Amherstburg Pollution Control Plant. Workers from the company were preparing formwork to be hoisted away from a concrete wall. One of the workers climbed to the top of a formwork panel and tied off to it using a harness. While the worker was on the formwork it became detached from the wall. The worker fell backwards and the formwork fell onto the worker.
Facca Incorporated pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that the formwork was adequately braced to prevent any movement that could affect its stability.
The fine was imposed by Justice of the Peace Michael Hurst. In addition to the fine, the court imposed a 25-per-cent 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.
Court Information at a Glance
Location: Ontario Court of Justice
251 Goyeau St.
Judge: Justice of the Peace Michael Hurst
Date of Sentencing: January 21, 2013
Defendant: Facca Incorporated
Matter: Occupational Health and Safety
Conviction: Ontario Regulation 213, Section 31
Crown Counsel: Natasha Wilson
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