Ministry of Labour investigation continues into cause of fall from wind turbine

first tower and turbine in place awaiting blades Feb.13/13By Chris O’Gorman, Sarnia Observer
A Sentry Electrical worker who was injured at the construction site of a Lambton County wind farm has been released from hospital, officials say. The Ministry of Labour, however, is still investigating what caused the worker to fall from an “elevated height” inside a wind turbine shaft at the Cedar Point wind farm July 21.

In an emailed statement, Tony McInally, of engineering firm Amec Foster Wheeler who is overseeing the construction job, said the identity of the worker won’t be released “in order to respect his privacy.”

Construction at the Ravenswood Line site has since resumed after the Ministry of Labour issued 13 orders and requirements following the incident, including a stop-work order for workers climbing vertical ladders in turbines. Six of those orders and requirements were issued to constructor Amec Foster Wheeler, with Borea Construction ULC – another constructor – and Sentry Electrical receiving the remaining requirements.

The Ministry of Labour confirmed Tuesday that 11 of the 13 orders were met by July 24. The two outstanding orders, dealing with proper documentation, were later met. Read article

6 thoughts on “Ministry of Labour investigation continues into cause of fall from wind turbine

  1. ‘Tony McInally, of engineering firm Amec Foster Wheeler who is overseeing the construction job, said the identity of the worker won’t be released “in order to respect his privacy.” ‘

    My take on this is, so that the injured worker won’t be tempted to talk about conditions on the jobsite.

    • Rumour I have heard is that after falling, the worker was run over by a forklift being driven by a co-worker who didn’t see him laying there!!!!!!!!

      • That happened at the Siemens plant in tilsonburg. Not this incident

  2. Wouldn’t surprise me a bit, these companies
    Toppled over massive cranes, had towers fall
    Off transports, excavators tipping over, went off
    Roads and and and….nothing to see here folks
    Move along.
    I bet we could spot him out there on the worksite,
    He ll be the one wearing the gag tape over his
    Mouth.

    • Sounds like he is still recovering at his home in Ridgetown, and has lots of rehab before being back on the worksite.

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