Company Fined $80,000 After Worker Injured While Conducting Traffic Control
BRAMPTON, ON - Furfari Paving Company Ltd. pleaded guilty and has been fined $80,000 after a worker was injured while performing traffic control duties at an intersection.
In 2014 the company was resurfacing roads in various areas of Brampton. On November 28 of that year, company workers were at the intersection of Goreway Drive, Jacksonville Drive and Rosegarden Drive, where one of the workers was working as a traffic control person. The worker was using a Slow/Stop sign mounted on a pole and was wearing high-visibility clothing.
The worker attempted to direct the driver of a vehicle in the eastbound lane of Jacksonville Drive to stop, and was in the process of allowing stopped vehicles in the southbound lane of Goreway Drive to proceed. Instead, the eastbound vehicle entered the intersection and struck the worker.
The driver of one of the southbound vehicles called 91l and police and emergency services responded. The worker was transported to hospital where it was determined the worker had suffered fractures and contusions.
The paving company failed to ensure compliance with section 69(2) of Ontario Regulation 213/91 (the Construction Projects Regulation). This regulation states that a worker shall not direct vehicular traffic for more than one lane in the same direction.
Furfari Paving Company Ltd. pleaded guilty and was fined $80,000 in Brampton court by Justice of the Peace Liisa Ritchie on February 9, 2016.
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
Ontario Court of Justice
5 Ray Lawson Boulevard
Justice of the Peace Liisa Ritchie
Date of Sentencing:
February 9, 2016
Furfari Paving Company Ltd.
2751 Markham Road
Occupational health and safety
Occupational Health and Safety Act
Ontario Regulation 213/91 (Construction Projects Regulation)