Island Steel Erectors has been ordered to pay an $85,000 fine for a workplace accident that caused the death of a Milton man.
David Hughes, 63, was struck by a 2,000-pound load of steel that was on a flatbed truck he had driven to a job site at 430 Wyecroft Rd. in Oakville on Dec. 21, 2010.
After an investigation by the provincial Ministry of Labour, Island Steel Erectors was charged under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act.
At a court hearing in Milton this morning, the company, represented by Lance Arsenault, pleaded guilty to one count of failing to ensure a safe workplace.