Windsor Roofing Company Fined In Relation To Worker Death

On Friday, the Provincial Offences Court handed Dayus Roofing a $90,000 fine in relation to a workplace fatality.

A guilty plea was entered by the company for failing to ensure workplace safety standards resulting in the death of Michael Maukonen. The incident dates back to December of 2015.

Under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act, companies must protect workers with a guardrail system or another fall prevention method.

Maukonen fell from a roof while disposing of shingles. All workers on site were wearing harnesses attached by lanyards, but the 19-year-old failed to re-attach his on one occasion.  He lost his footing and fell, sustaining serious injuries. He never regained consciousness and passed away in hospital six months later.

The court also imposed a 25% victim-fine-surcharge that's funneled into to a special provincial government fund to assist victims of crime.