June 16, 2024

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Resumption of Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine Bridge-Tunnel work

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Work on the Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine Bridge-Tunnel will resume after two weeks following the intervention of the Commission for Standards, Equity, Health and Safety at Work (CNESST).

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“During the intervention of the inspectors on May 24, they found recovery conditions in most of the tunnel. Consequently, the resumption of work is partially authorized,” Marie-Claude Normandin, in charge of communications for the Commission, indicated on TVA Nouvelles on Friday afternoon.

“The project manager has sent the necessary procedures to CNESST along with the ventilation plan,” she adds.

On May 10, two workers were poisoned by carbon monoxide. CNESST requested to stop work after inspection.

Demolition work is underway in one of the two tunnels.

Fortunately, they were only exposed for a short time before being shipped out.

“CNESST will closely monitor the file and be in communication with the project manager to ensure compliance with workplace health and safety regulations,” Ms. Normandin emphasized.

The effects of the closure are not yet known at the time of writing.

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