St. Thomas Professional Dental Products Company Fined $50k After Worker Critically Injured

Just over a year after a worker was critically injured in a fall from a stepladder, Maxill, Inc. in St. Thomas, Ont. has been fined $50,000.

The consumer and professional dental products company was also handed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge under the Provincial Offences Act.

According to the Ministry of Labour, a worker was assigned to inspect the drains on the roof of the building at 80 Elm Street in St. Thomas on Sept. 18, 2018.

To get to the roof, the worker “had to climb a six-foot aluminum stepladder to reach a vertical fixed access ladder attached to the side of the building, while carrying a five-gallon pail with tools and other equipment,” a statement from the ministry read.

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