Contractor seriously injured at Trans Mountain site in British Columbia, construction halted – Business News

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Canada’s energy regulator said a contractor was seriously injured on Tuesday at a construction site in Trans Mountain in British Columbia.

Chief Executive Officer Gitane De Silva said in a statement on Wednesday that her thoughts are with the person who was injured, his family, colleagues and others affected.

She says the injury at the Burnaby site was reported to Canada’s energy regulator on Tuesday evening and its safety specialists were on site Wednesday.

De Silva says these specialists will oversee the company’s investigation and conduct an assessment of risks and potential nonconformities.

No one from Trans Mountain could be reached immediately for comment.

The statement adds that all construction on the site has been stopped and that the project’s indigenous advisory and monitoring committee has been informed.

The monitoring of occupational health and safety measures for the expansion project is a shared responsibility between the Canadian Energy Regulator and the provincial authorities.

“We are in communication with WorkSafeBC,” said the statement from De Silva.

“Any incident is one incident too many. Every day, on every job site, people have the right to feel and to stay safe. This sad event shows why we must always keep safety as our priority. ”

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