On June 26, 2015, a contractor excavating at the site of a new development struck a gas line. READ MORE: ‘All I heard is this kaboom’: 3 in hospital after Canmore explosion It’s believed leaking gas led to an explosion that destroyed one home and damaged several others. About 40 people were injured in the blast which shocked many in the town. WATCH from June 2015: A massive gas explosion destroyed a Canmore home and damaged dozens more and sent several people to hospital. Jayme Doll reports. The house where the explosion happened was empty at the time of the blast, however many streets in the area were evacuated and people were told to stay away from the area as crews worked to put out spot fires. OHS laid charges in June, 2017 against APM construction Service, Ground Zero Grading as well as Jerry Arbeau and Andrew Pacaud. The contractor APM Construction Service Inc. is facing seven charges including; failing to ensure health and safety of a worker, failing to eliminate or control a hazard and failure to failure to ensure only workers competent in correcting the hazardous condition, and the minimum number necessary to correct the condition, were exposed to the hazard. READ MORE: Canmore explosion 6 months later: ‘We haven’t woken up from a dream’ Ground Zero Grading Inc. has been charged with six health and safety offences including; failure to ensure workers were aware of markers for concrete-embedded facilities, failing to eliminate or control a hazard and failing to ensure that the buried facility had been exposed to sight by hand-digging or a non-destructive technique before digging began.
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