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Triple M Housing facing charges for 2017 workplace injury

Lethbridge building company Triple M Housing and all its subsidiaries are facing a total of 143 charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act in relation to an incident from two years ago.

Some of those charges include failure to record information in a log book about lifting devices, in regard to inspections, repairs or modifications and incidents that may affect the safe operation of such devices.

Triple M Housing is also charged with failing to ensure overhead heavy equipment, like a bridge, jib, monorail, gantry or overhead traveling crane, meet safety requirements, not having material restrained and failing to protect workers from falling objects by an overhead safeguard.

Alberta Labour says on May 15, 2017, a worker was cutting drywall at Triple M Housing on the city’s north side, when a steel frame stand allegedly fell from a mezzanine above striking the individual. The worker, identified through a GoFundMe page as Angela Entz, says she suffered a broken neck and damage to her spinal cord, and now lives as a quadriplegic.

Triple M Housing is expected back in a Lethbridge courtroom in September.

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