Is a wet floor really that bad? Yes, when people can be hurt!
Doesn't the employee have a duty under the IRS?
Who is ultimately responsible?
October 30, 2012
On July 2, 2011, a worker at the company's Woodbridge manufacturing facility was setting up one of the production lines. The worker slipped on a wet surface and fell onto a machine. The worker's arm was trapped and injured between the frame of the machine and one of its moving parts.
Royal Group, Inc., carrying on business as Royal Pipe Co., pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that the work surface was kept free of slip and fall hazards.
The fine was imposed by Justice of the Peace John MacDonald. 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.
Court Information at a Glance
Location: Ontario Court of Justice
465 Davis Dr.
Judge: Justice of the Peace John MacDonald
Date of Sentencing: October 26, 2012
Defendants: Royal Group, Inc. carrying on business as Royal Pipe Co.
Matter: Occupational Health and Safety
Convictions: Ontario Regulatio 851, Section 11(a)(ii)
Crown Counsel: Shantanu Roy