The Ontario Court of Justice sentenced the owner of a Dorchester roofing company to three days in jail after ruling he tried to fool the Ministry of Labour after one of his workers was injured on the job last summer.
Last August, three workers with AB Clothier Roofing were working on a home in Bayfield when one fell more than five metres.
After the worker was hurt, the court heard the owner told another employee to set up fall protection equipment on the roof — it wasn’t in use by the workers at the time of the incident.
A. Bradley Clothier, owner of A-B Clothier Roofing pleaded guilty to two counts under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
He was sentenced to a 3 day jail term and a $5,000 fine.