Newsroom : Worker Falls from Oakville Townhouse Site, Construction Company Fined $60,000

Convicted: MC Oakvillage GP Inc. (MCO), 180 Kent Street, Suite #200, Ottawa, Ontario, a construction company.

Location of Workplace: A townhouse project near the intersection of Dundas Street East and Trafalgar Road in Oakville, Ontario.

Description of Offence: A worker fell from a second-floor balcony to the ground while installing aluminum siding.

Date of Offence: February 21, 2018.

Date of Conviction: July 3, 2019.

Penalty Imposed:

Following a guilty plea, the company was fined $60,000 by Justice of the Peace Steven M. D’Souza in Burlington provincial court; Crown Counsel Jai Dhar.
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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