No fall protection results in $20,000 fine

Workers were exposed to fall risk of up to 6.1 metres

M K Construction has been fined $20,000.


This firm's work site was a two-storey house under construction in Surrey, B.C.


WorkSafeBC inspected the site and observed two workers installing the truss system to the top plate of the second-level walls.


The workers were not using personal fall protection systems and no other form of fall protection was in place, exposing the workers to a fall risk of up to 6.1 metres. The firm failed to ensure fall protection was used, a repeated and high-risk violation. 


Source: WorkSafeBC