Employee sent to hospital after incident at Trunk 3 paving project

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While the Nova Scotia Department of Public Works declined to comment on the incident, the province’s Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration has confirmed that a workplace injury occurred last month on Trunk 3 between Liverpool and White Point.

Emergency responders, including volunteer firefighters out of Liverpool, were dispatched to the incident.

Khalehla Perrault, a spokeswoman for the labour department, reported that the incident occurred around noon on Nov. 14.

“During a paving operation an employee became caught between two pieces of work equipment. The employee was transported to Queens General Hospital and was released the next morning with minor injuries,” Perrault said in an email to LighthouseNOW.

Perrault indicated the department completed an inspection “and no violations of the OHS (Occupational Health and Safety) Act were noted.”

She said that the matter is now closed and because of privacy issues no further details would be provided.

Kevin McBain, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, LighthouseNOW Progress Bulletin

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