16 for first appearance. Elizabeth Fashler with Norton Rose Fullbright Canada LLP in Calgary appeared on behalf of Ground Zero, while student-at-law Daniel Shapiro appeared as counsel for APM and agent for Arbeau, the company�s site supervisor. Defence counsel asked Judge George Gaschler for two months in order to review disclosure, but the Crown indicated such a lengthy adjournment would require them to waive their right to a speedy trial. �Otherwise the Crown is ready to set trial dates today,� said Crown prosecutor Joshua Chan. Shapiro indicated the disclosure totals 13,000 pages, and time is needed for counsel to review it. Gaschler agreed to set the matter to Sept. 20, saying a month is sufficient time to consider next steps and review the disclosure provided. The charges against APM, the general contractor, include failing to ensure the health and safety of a worker; failing to ensure a subcontractor complied with the OHS act; failing to ensure a sub-contractor was made aware of any existing or potential work site hazards; failing to eliminate or control a hazard; failure to ensure when emergency action was required to control or eliminate a hazard that was dangerous to the health and safety or workers, ensuring only those capable or correcting the condition were exposed to the hazard; failing to ensure locate marks for buried concrete embedded facilities were re-established if activities at the work site moved or destroyed the locate marks; and failing to ensure that work with mechanical excavation equipment was not permitted within the hand expose zone of a buried facility until it had been exposed by hand digging or a non destructive technique. Ground Zero Grading was charged with the same breaches of the act and code, except when they apply only to the prime contractor. In total, 13 charges between the two companies are before the courts.
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