Monday, July 27, 2009

Worker Injured After Concrete Falls From Turcot Interchange

Workers look skyward after a piece of concrete the size of a football fell and hit another worker Monday during repair work. Photograph by: Phil Carpenter, The Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

MONTREAL - A 41-year-old man working under the Turcot Interchange was taken to a hospital with serious head injuries after a piece of concrete fell on him about 10 a.m. Monday.

The man was doing jackhammer work under the elevated portion of the interchange, on a support pillar near the Gadbois recreation complex on Cote St. Paul Rd. near the corner of St. Ambroise St.

Julie Melançon, a spokesperson for the CSST, Quebec’s workplace safety board which is investigating the incident, said the man was in stable condition in a hospital.

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My Comment: The entire overpass is crumbling .... the work that is being done on it now should have been done 5 years ago.

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