CNESST looks into Sainte-catherinede-hatley work injury
Quebec’s workplace health standards and safety commission, the CNESST, has opened an investigation into an accident at the Sintra facilities in Sainte-catherine-de-hatley, where a worker was injured Monday following a fall of about 15 feet.
The accident occurred around 9:45 am, when two employees were busy deglazing the inside of a truck bucket. One was inside the bucket while the other was overseeing, according to protocol. The latter employee tried to get to a bridge to get a view of the other employee climbing on a conveyor.
According to a CNESST spokesperson, the conveyor was accidentally turned on and the man fell about 15 feet to the ground and injured his heels and legs. The employee’s life is not considered to be in danger.
CNESST inspectors were sent to investigate the Bunker Hill Rd. quarry. Some operations on site have been stopped while the employer makes reorganizes work methods and informs its workers.