Let’s re­mem­ber the Cru­achan fallen

The Oban Times - - Letters -

Sir, Thanks for the in­ter­est­ing and in­for­ma­tive ar­ti­cles about Cru­achan.

I vis­ited the com­plex a cou­ple of years ago for work rea­sons and while wait­ing for my es­cort to come out and meet me had a wan­der around out­side the main of­fice.

I came across a small stone mon­u­ment which had been placed there as a me­mo­rial and judg­ing by its size as­sumed that one or two work­ers had been lost dur­ing con­struc­tion.

I was later shocked to dis­cover more than 30 men had lost their lives dur­ing that time. I im­me­di­ately thought they should have some­thing a lit­tle grander, with the vic­tims named on a role of hon­our and on a me­mo­rial lo­cated in the visi­tors cen­tre where the gen­eral pub­lic can see it.

Th­ese peo­ple died ter­ri­ble and un­timely deaths and they should not re­main anony­mous.

A few months back I men­tioned this to a power en­gi­neer work­ing on re­plac­ing over-head lines. He told me his project had been stopped for a whole day be­cause a col­league of his had bro­ken his fin­ger.

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