Company halts work after incident at Muskrat Falls

Bonnie Learning
Published on September 2, 2014
Workers prepare part of the site at the Muskrat Falls project in Labrador in June 2013.
— TC Media file photo

Astaldi Canada issued a stop work order at the Muskrat Falls site earlier today, after what they are calling a "near miss" incident.

“At Astaldi Canada, the health and safety of our workers is — and always will be — our top priority,” said Matthew Pike, manager of external relations for Astaldi Canada in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, in an email to The Labradorian late this afternoon.

“This was demonstrated by our actions today to immediately stop work after a near miss incident. No workers were injured and to ensure this remains the case, we are currently meeting with all staff to re-emphasize the importance of a safe workplace.

Pike reiterated the health and safety of the workers is — and always will be — top priorit.

“These meetings will continue until a time we are confident we can resume work safely,” said Pike.