A guest drowns in the hotel pool. Does the hotel need to report the fatality to the Ontario Ministry of Labour under subsection 51(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act? According to a decision by the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB), the answer is “yes”. On May 18, 2011, the Divisional Court of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice upheld the OLRB decision that injuries to guests must be reported to the Ministry of Labour. As a result, the obligation to report may extend to non-work injuries or fatalities, and also to guests and customers of a business.
Read more on the topic on my latest post on Slaw
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