Employer fined five-figure sum plus 25-per-cent surcharge for incident

An Ontario employer has been fined $85,000 after a worker suffered a critical injury.

1086289 Ontario Inc. o/a Urban Electrical Contractors must also pay a 25-per-cent surcharge, as required by the Provincial Offences Act, to be credited to a special provincial government fund to assist victims of crime.

The incident took place on March 8, 2020, when an electrician employed by the company was working at a construction project entailing the renovation of an existing commercial building.

Jim Wilson, Canadian Occupational Safety