Labour Ministry Issues Six Orders
The Ministry of Labour has issued a half-dozen orders after two workers were injured, one fatally, on the Herb Gray Parkway.
According to the ministry, a 40-year-old man, working for PCR Contractors, was injured critically when he was trapped between two objects. “This happened less than 24 hours ago, so things are still just happening,” according to ministry spokesperson Bruce Skeaff. Skeaff says it happened around 4pm yesterday and orders issued to the employer including ensuring adequate bracing and increased safety training. “The third order requires that the employer production of a list of workers, formwork design specifications, drawings, safe work procedures and other technical documents. There has been a requirement that work on this particular part of the project stop until the orders have been complied with.”
Roughly an hour later a man was using a concrete saw when something broke, seriously injuring his leg. He remains in hospital but is expected to recover. Three more orders were issued in that incident, including an order to the Parkway Infrastructure Constructors requiring them to ensure that all employers and workers on the project comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Investigators remain on scene and more orders could be issued.