Company halts work after incident at Muskrat Falls

Bonnie Learning bonnie.learning@tc.tc
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.