Contracted supervisors did not adequately protect workers

British Columbia construction firm fined $30,000

KGH Contracting has been fined $30,000 by WorkSafeBC.


This firm supplied two of its workers to the prime contractor for a residential subdivision construction project in Chilliwack, B.C. The workers were in site supervisory roles for the prime contractor at this multiple employer workplace.


WorkSafeBC inspected the site and observed violations by contractors working at the site, and hazards that were not being addressed. One subcontracted worker was observed standing on a load of plywood set on a platform suspended by a forklift. Another worker was observed working at a height of greater than 4.9 m (16 ft.) without the use of fall protection.


Additional hazards on site included debris that created tripping hazards, a non-compliant ramp, poor housekeeping at the site, and a scissor lift that lacked evidence of inspection and certification.


This firm failed to provide its workers with the information, instruction, and training necessary to ensure the health and safety of its workers in carrying out their work and the health and safety of other workers at the workplace. This was a high-risk violation. 


Source: WorkSafeBC