Kelvin Chong Roofing Inc. fined $15,000 for health and safety violation

BRAMPTON: Kelvin Chong Roofing Inc., a Scarborough roofing company, was fined $15,000 for a violation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

On April 24, 2014, seven workers employed by Kelvin Chong Roofing Inc., were re-shingling the roof of a house in Mississauga. None of the workers were wearing fall protection equipment, even though they were working at a height of greater than three metres (9.84 feet). There were no guard rails around the roof of the house. No workers were injured.

Kelvin Chong Roofing Inc., pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that workers exposed to the hazard of a height greater than three metres were equipped with fall protection.

The fine was imposed by Justice of the Peace Barry Quinn. In addition to the fine, the court 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.