CNESST looks into Sainte-cather­inede-hat­ley work in­jury

Sherbrooke Record - - LOCAL NEWS - Record Staff

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.

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