Workplace accident was employee’s fault: Court

Employer took precautions against foreseeable safety hazards but employee’s carelessness caused workplace accident
By Jeffrey R. Smith
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 03/10/2010

An Ontario company has been exonerated from responsibility for a worker’s injury after a provincial offences court found the incident stemmed from the worker’s own carelessness in dismissing health and safety charges against the company.