Nova Scotia

Construction company fined $60K in South End building collapse

A Halifax construction company has been fined $60,000 for a serious building code violation at a home in South End Halifax.

C.A. Wilkins Construction fined $60K for lying on building permit application

A house under construction in south-end Halifax collapsed last July, trapping one person inside. (Paul Poirier/CBC)

A Halifax construction company has been fined $60,000 for a serious building code violation at a home in south-end Halifax.

C.A. Wilkins Construction was fined after being found guilty of providing false information in a building code application for 1122 Lucknow Street.

A section of the building under construction collapsed last July, briefly trapping a worker. The worker was not seriously injured.

The owner of the building is a numbered company. Local developer Clark Wilkins is one of the directors.

Wilkins bought the property, complete with a development permit, in January 2015. He is also listed as the sole director of C.A. Wilkins Construction, according to the provincial Registry of Joint Stock Companies.

At the time of the collapse, the province issued a stop-work order on the construction project and ordered the damaged section to be demolished.

The province's investigation into the collapse ended in November. At that time, it was felt the more serious violations were covered by municipal by-laws so the the city handled the charges.

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