Falls from heights continue to be a major cause of injury and death in Ontario workplaces.
What are the root causes of falls from heights?
To answer this question, the ministry analyzed the prosecution files which are prepared by ministry inspectors about fatal injuries, a data source which has not been explored before.
The analysis covered a total of 92 fatal falls from a height that occurred between 2009 and 2016. The analysis found that 29 workers had died in their first year on the job. 14 were killed on their first month on the job.