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Updated: 7th January 2019 05:44

Developers fined $2.4M in condo project worker death

Two defunct Calgary developers have been fined a total of more than $2 million following the 2008 death of a construction worker.

Judge says companies violated safety rules at site where man crushed by dirt wall

Two defunct Calgary developers have been fined $2.4 million following the 2008 death of a construction worker.

Perera Development Group and Perera Shawnee Ltd. were found guilty Monday of health and safety violations after Randy Williams died on a the site of a Calgary condo development.

The companies are no longer in business.

Randy Williams died after part of a 30-metre wall of dirt slid down and crushed him in 2008. (CBC)

Williams, 47, died in February 2008 after part of a 30-metre wall of dirt slid down and crushed him at a southwest construction site.

Perera Development Group and Perera Shawnee Ltd. had been building a 24-storey luxury condo project at James McKevitt Road and Shawnee Gate called the Highbury.

Provincial court Judge P.J. Mason found the companies guilty of 12 violations of Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Act.

He called the conduct of the companies "appalling" and negligent, comparing it to Third World standards.

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