Water leaking into LRT tunnel raises safety concerns

By Robyn Miller, CBC News Ottawa, October 2, 2018

Water is leaking into Ottawa's new light-rail tunnel, and the president of the Ottawa and District Labour Council is concerned it poses a safety risk to construction workers.

Sean McKenney was sent a photo that shows a flooded portion of the tunnel at the west portal, near Lebreton Flats.

"It's murky, it's dark, you can't see what's underneath it, so when you're walking through it certainly there are hazards there and that is a concern of ours," McKenney said.

In the past, workers have expressed several other concerns about working conditions and incidents inside the tunnel.


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