A local greenhouse construction company has been fined $65,000 after a worker fell and suffered serious injuries.

South Essex Fabricating pleaded guilty after a Ministry of Labour investigation.

Three years ago, the worker was fastening hangers to the underside of roof trusses on County Road 31, near Leamington.

He was using a hydraulic scissor lift, and was trying to move it while fully extended.

The lift tipped over, and the man fell nearly four metres.

The lift was missing several safety devices.