Reevely: The LRT tunnel is (probably) safe for its workers
Ottawa Citizen

By David Reevely, Ottawa Citizen, March 20, 2017

Workers who fear they’re unsafe in the train tunnel they’re building under downtown have a duty to report their concerns, Ottawa’s transit boss John Manconi said Monday, after another worker was injured on the weekend and union leaders said they’re worried.

A worker in the light-rail tunnel got whacked in the head with a heavy hose on Saturday and went to the hospital. It was the second incident in the tunnel in a week. Last November, workers were trapped and one was slightly hurt when a chunk of rebar came off a tunnel wall. These cases are adding up, as labour leader Sean McKenny said Monday.

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