Sarnia Observer, Paul Morden
Another worker has been injured during construction of the 46-turbine Cedar Point wind project being built in Lambton County for Suncor and NextEra. Suncor spokesperson Nicole Fisher said in an e-mail that a contract worker was taken to hospital following an incident Friday, that happened at approximately 3 p.m.
Fisher said contractor Amec Foster Wheeler notified authorities of the incident and suspended non-critical construction work at the site while an investigation is conducted. Tony McInally, a spokesperson for Amec Foster Wheeler, said Saturday the worker had been released from hospital and was recovering at home. McInally would not provided information about the nature of the incident, or the worker’s injuries.
“There is not a lot I can share with you, other than the Ministry of Labour was called, and they are investigating,” he said. McInally said Amec Foster Wheeler is also investigating. “Our primary concern, obviously, is the health of the injured worker,” McInally said. “We’re very happy that he has been released from hospital.”
It is the second time this summer a worker on the construction project has been injured and taken to hospital. On July 21, a Sentry Electrical worker fell from an elevated height inside a wind turbine shaft on Ravenswood Line. He was later released from hospital. Read article