An article published by the Labour and Employment Group and McCarthy Tetrault highlights a decision of the Ontario Divisional Court in regards to an employer's obligation to report critical injuries and fatalities to the Ministry of Labour (MOL).
This decision centered around Blue Mountain Resort in Collingwood Ontario when on Decemer 24, 2007 a guest at the resort drowned in a swimming pool located on the resort property. Blue Mountain did not contact or report the incident to the MOL, believing that because the incident involved a guest at the resort and not one of it's workers, and that the swimming pool was not supervised at the time, the accident was not a workplace accident that need to be reported to the MOL.
Read on in the article to find out the concequences of not reporting the incident and what the term "employer's obligation" means under the broad definition of "workplace".
Source article: The Broad Scope of an Employer's Obligations to Report Critical Injuries: The Blue Mountain, Resort Case: Author: Daniel Pugen, Ben Ratelband
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