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Supervisor Fined $12,000 Total After Worker Injured

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Supervisor Fined $12,000 Total After Worker Injured

Ministry of Labour

Brampton, ON - Dustin Greer, a supervisor with Barabco Design/Build Inc., a North York constructor, was fined $8,000 for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act that caused a worker to be injured. He was also fined $4,000 for providing an inspector with false information.

On June 3, 2009, Barabco Design/Build Inc. was the constructor at a project on Meadow Wood Rd. in Mississauga. Dustin Greer was the supervisor at the project when a worker fell from a pitched roof, fracturing an arm. The worker was not wearing any fall protection.

On June 12, 2009, Mr. Greer told a Ministry of Labour inspector that the worker had tripped and fallen from a window opening, which was not the case.

Dustin Greer pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that a worker was adequately protected when working from heights. Mr. Greer also pleaded guilty to knowingly furnishing an inspector with false information.

The fines were imposed by Justice of the Peace Michael Barnes.  In addition to the fines, 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

                                    5 Ray Lawson Blvd.

                                    Brampton, ON

Judge:                         Justice of the Peace Michael Barnes

Date of Sentencing:    April 29, 2011

Defendants:                 Dustin Greer

Matter:                        Occupational Health and Safety

Conviction:                 Ontario Regulation 213/91, Section 26.1(2)

                                   Occupational Health and Safety Act, Section 62(3)(a)

Crown Counsel:          Jennifer Malabar

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