Firm convicted after worker’s 2014 falling injury in Calgary

CALGARY, Alta. – Three years after one of its employees was seriously injured by a three-metre fall on the job in Calgary, one of the companies involved in the incident was recently fined $80,000, plus a $12,000 victim fine surcharge, and sentenced to serve two years of corporate probation. An undated announcement on the Alberta Labour website stated that a work crew was assembling a wall on the second floor of a house under construction on May 27, 2014, when a temporary structure supporting the wall gave way, causing one of the workers to fall to the ground floor. On Sept. 5 of this year, 1800375 Alberta Ltd. was convicted of failing to protect workers’ safety, to ensure that workers were using fall protection when required and to have qualified first-aid personnel on the worksite. An additional charge of failing to develop a fall-protection plan was stayed conditionally, and other charges against the company were dropped; additional charges against Tuan Luu and Marciano Contracting were also withdrawn.

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