Strange timing as I had just posted about that area last night.
MONTREAL A 41-year-old man working under the Turcot Interchange was taken to a hospital with serious head injuries after a piece of concrete fell on him about 10 a.m. Monday.
The man was doing jackhammer work under the elevated portion of the interchange, on a support pillar near the Gadbois recreation complex near the corner of St. Ambroise St. and Cote St. Paul Rd.
According to the Surete du Quebec, a piece of concrete measuring 30 cm by 10 cm fell and the man fell unconscious. The man was working for a private company hired by the Quebec Transport Department. His condition was not known, but the man was wearing his helmet at the time of the accident.
It was not known where the piece of concrete fell from. The Transport Department and the CSST, Quebec’s workplace safety board are investigating.
There have been no reported road closures because to the accident. Réal Grégoire, a spokesperson for Transport Quebec, said there is no danger for motorists who use the elevated portion of Highway 15 under which the man was working.
About 280,000 motorists drive through the Turcot Interchange daily, he said. Work at the site has been suspended while the CSST conducts its investigation, he said.
Julie Melançon, a spokesperson for the CSST, Quebec’s workplace safety board which is investigating the incident, said the man was in stable condition in a hospital.
The man is a specialized worker employed by the company DJL, which was hired by the Transport department as part of work being carried out on this section if the interchange since June 10.
Gazette story here.