OHS issue two stop-work orders following workplace death in Leduc

OHS issue stop work order for Homefront Property Maintenance

Occupational Health and Safety have issued a pair of stop work orders following the workplace tragedy in Leduc this week.

The order states that Homefrontfront Property Maintenance LTD. Employees are not allowed to work at heights above three meters until the employer can demonstrate that workers will be protected when working at heights above three meters.

In addition to that, the employer needs to stop all work involving aerial work platforms until they can show workers are using appropriate fall protection equipment while using aerial work platforms.

The property management company Kelson Group issued a statement from Vice-President Jason Fawcett saying "We are unbelievably saddened by this event, we extend our deepest sympathies to the family of the individual, our contractors for whom the individual was employed, and their colleagues.  All work has been halted as an investigation is undertaken by Alberta Occupational Health and Safety and we are doing all we can to provide any assistance asked of us".

A 45-year-old man was killed when he took a fall on Monday afternoon.  (JSL/THE ONE NEWS)

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