Lower Mainland Steel fined $122K for worker’s fall

Suitable platform not used for work at height

Lower Mainland Steel has been fined $122,360 by WorkSafeBC.


This firm was working on the construction of a multi-storey building in Vancouver. While securing vertical reinforcing steel (rebar), one of the firm's workers fell about 4 metres (13 feet) and sustained serious injuries.


WorkSafeBC determined that workers had not been using a suitable work platform to perform work at heights. The firm failed to ensure that ladders, work platforms, or scaffolds meeting regulatory requirements were provided for work at elevations.


This was a repeated and high-risk violation. 


Source: WorkSafeBC