Calgary construction company fined $230,000

Worker died during replacement of water line activities

Amana Construction Services Calgary has been fined $230,000, inclusive of a 15 per cent victim fine surcharge, and placed on 1.5 years of corporate probation.


On April 15, 2016, a worker was in an open excavation involved in the replacement of a main water line when a rip-out bucket, attached to an excavator, detached from the hydraulic coupler and struck the worker causing fatal injuries.


Calgary-based Amana Construction Services pleaded guilty to section 12(d) of the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Code, failure to ensure equipment, JRB Smartloc Coupler, was operated in accordance with the specifications certified by a professional engineer or with the manufacturer’s specifications. 

Source: Government of Alberta