Newsroom : Fall From Ladder Injures Workers, Landscaper Employer Fined $45,000

Convicted: Patty Mac Inc., a custom building, construction, landscaping and property maintenance business with an office located at 3785 Muskoka Road in Bala, Ontario.

Location of Worksite: The defendant’s premises on Muskoka Road in Bala.

Description of Offence: A worker was injured after falling from a ladder being used while cutting branches from a tree.

Date of Offence: June 22, 2018.

Date of Conviction: November 6, 2019.

Penalty Imposed:

 Following a guilty plea, Patty Mac Inc. was fined $45,000 by Justice of the Peace Douglas P. Conley in provincial offences court in Bracebridge; Crown Counsel Line Forestier.
The court also 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.
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