Monday, January 30, 2023

Triple M Housing going to trial in the spring on 13 OHS charges

A trial is set for a Lethbridge building company that’s facing more than a dozen charges under the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act.

It’s alleged that a steel frame fell from above and landed on a worker while they were cutting drywall at Triple M Housing, located on the city’s north side, in 2017. Angela Entz says she suffered a broken neck and damage to her spinal cord, and now lives as a quadriplegic.

The building company is facing a total of 13 OHS charges, including 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 is also charged with failing to ensure overhead heavy equipment meets safety requirements, not having material restrained and failing to protect workers from falling objects.

Triple M pleaded not guilty to all charges in October.

The trial has been split into two sessions, from May 25 to the 29, and returning on June 15 through 19.

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