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Parkway Death: Orders Issued By Ministry Of Labour

Wednesday June 18th, 2014, 12:06pm


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The Ministry of Labour has issued several orders after two accidents at the Herb Gray Parkway construction site on Tuesday.

The Ministry says they were notified at 4:08pm of the fatality that took place at Tunnel 7 Southwest near Todd Lane and Huron Church.

“It was reported that the worker was found with critical injuries trapped between two objects at the project. The worker succumbed to these injuries. Emergency medical services were dispatched and attended the scene. The coroner also attended the scene. Ministry of Labour inspectors were dispatched and attended the scene,” Media Relations Co-ordinator Bruce Skeaff said in an email.

The following orders were issued to the employer PCR Contractors Inc. by the Ministry of Labour:

  • An order under requiring the employer to ensure that every part of the project, including temporary structures are adequately braced.
  • An order requiring workers to be provided with instruction, training and supervision with respect to safe work procedures for the installation and removal of pre-manufactured steel concrete forms. A related was issued requiring work in this regard to stop until this order is complied with (stop work).
  • An order requiring the production of a list of workers, formwork design specifications, drawings, safe work procedures and other technical documents.

In the second incident, Windsor Fire reported to the Ministry that around 4:58pm a worker was critically injured near Huron Church and LaBelle.  The Ministry was told that a worker was cutting cement when he sustained a leg injury.

Skeaff says an inspector issued an order to the constructor Parkway Infrastructure Constructors requiring them to ensure that all employers and workers on the project comply with the OHSA.

The inspector also issued two orders to Graff Penhall Company, the employer:

  • requiring that the employer ensure that all vehicles, machinery, tools and equipment are maintained in a condition that does not endanger a worker
  • a related order requiring that work with a specified concrete wire cutting saw cease until the above order is complied with (stop work)

The Ministry says their investigation is ongoing.

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