Employer Fined $10,000 in Death of Logging Worker
WALKERTON, ONTARIO - A small-business employer pleaded guilty and has been fined $10,000 after a worker was killed by the inadvertent movement of a felled tree.
The incident took place in a woodlot located in Saugeen Shores, which is located in Bruce County, Ontario.
On September 10, 2015, the employer was contracted to cut and harvest logs from a woodlot located in Saugeen Shores. On that day, the defendant was logging at the workplace with his employee. The employee was cutting trees down and topping them, while the employer was operating a "skidder" (a vehicle used to pull logs out of a forest).