Avenue Living fined for safety violation

Avenue Living fined for safety violation

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Avenue Living has been fined $40,000 for violating Saskatchewan’s occupational health and safety regulations. The Calgary-based rental housing provider pleaded guilty under its legal name, Boulevard Real Estate Equities Ltd., earlier this month for an incident that caused a worker injury.

In total, a $28,571 fine and $11,429 surcharge were applied for failure to adequately safeguard employees. In this case, a worker at a Saskatoon building dropped a water heater on his leg as a result of falling on the jobsite. Three other charges related to the November 2017 mishap were stayed.

“Everyone is responsible for workplace health and safety,” affirms a government of Saskatchewan media release. “Out-of-province companies operating in Saskatchewan must comply with Saskatchewan’s legislation.”

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