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.