CONSTRUCTION COMPANY CASE REMAINS IN COURT
Thursday 7th December 2017 6:06 am
A provincial court judge has refused to throw out an occupational health and safety charge against Aecon Construction, ruling the case has not gone beyond the 18-month time limit for provincial court cases set by the Supreme Court of Canada. The case involves a workplace incident at Dalhousie University in September 2013. A steel beam fell on a 40-year-old worker and left him with a spinal cord injury. The man now uses a wheelchair. The trial, which had been held over seven days in January, May and September of this year, is set to continue this month. Aecon Construction was charged in April 2015 with four workplace safety violations. Three of those charges have been dismissed, leaving only one that alleges Aecon failed to take every reasonable precaution to ensure the health and safety of a person at the workplace.