Watson defends RTG safety record in wake of crane accident

By Jennifer McIntosh, Ottawa Community News, April 27, 2017

A toppled crane at the site near Laurier Avenue and Nicholas Street didn’t cause any injuries, according to the city.The accident was at the entrance to the light rail tunnel near the University of Ottawa.

Mayor Jim Watson spoke about the accident following the April 26 council meeting.

The vehicle tipped and the crane attached to it fell, Watson said, adding any time there’s an accident it’s “troubling.”

Despite the concern, Watson said the light rail project has one of the safest records in the province for a project of that size. The Ministry of Labour will visit the site and conduct an investigation, Watson said.


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