Ministry of Labour sued for hiring allegedly incompetent inspector
By Adrian Miedema
The Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) is facing a negligence suit by the lone survivor of the Christmas Eve 2009 scaffold collapse that resulted in Metron Construction being fined $750,000 (£408,400) for safety violations.
In the lawsuit against the MOL, Dilshod Marupov, along with other plaintiffs, alleges that the MOL failed to enforce statutory requirements for safety; failed to properly train its employees to inspect the scaffolding and enforce the statutory safety requirements; and hired employees who were incompetent and did not use the requisite care in inspecting the premises and the scaffolding, as well as other allegations. The allegations have not been proven in court…
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