Construction company fined following fatal fall

By James Peters
March 31, 2017 - 12:00pm

KAMLOOPS — Worksafe BC has fined a Vancouver-based contracting firm for safety violations that led to a man's death following a fall at a Kamloops construction site.

On November 25, 2016, 45 year old Sean Donetz was working at the Cityview Shopping Centre, cleaning up spray foam overspray to a building under construction.

While Donetz was standing on a scissor lift, he lost his balance and fell about three metres to the concrete floor below.

He died in hospital six days later.

After an investigation, Worksafe BC has announced Onni Contracting has been fined nearly $49,000.

Worksafe investigators found the end guardrail on the scissor lift was not in place, and the mid-rail safety chain was not being used.

The agency also noted Donetz was not wearing personal fall protection.

Worksafe said Onni's violation was "high-risk and repeated."

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