7 Workers Killed At Turcot- Questionable Scaffolding Collapses

Article from The Gazette, January 11, 1966 that implies there were irregularities between the recommended plans and the type of scaffolding that was actually used by the workers who fell to their deaths. Tip of the iceberg?

Read the full article with “dramatic” photograph here.

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3 responses to “7 Workers Killed At Turcot- Questionable Scaffolding Collapses

  1. Interesting post. I didn’t know that men died putting that thing up. Make you wonder how many more drivers died as a result of design shortcuts. Only in Quebec would major roadworks be constructed with no shoulders to speak of.

  2. I am wondering what might come up in looking at the building of it. Pierre has maintained that it was a rush job, so maybe we might find more instances of irregularities, even things that may not have seemed so unusual at the time?

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