The enhanced security deposit to snow

News 19 July, 2017
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    Louis Cloutier

    Wednesday, 19 July 2017 12:52

    Wednesday, 19 July 2017 12:52

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    THREE RIVERS – The city of Trois-Rivières, in the Mauricie region, takes the means to secure its deposit snow where a truck driver died last January.

    The access to the site will be modified to avoid the semi-trailers intersect, and thus create congestion in coming to dump their load of snow. The routes of entry and exit will be separate.

    “We had a problem to fix in the wake of the accident”, explained Wednesday the mayor Yves Lévesque.

    “It was necessary to make it more fluid and more secure. There, we will enter one way and exit by another way to make the place more secure”, he added.

    To create an output channel, the City has acquired land in the vicinity of the site.

    The fatal accident of last January happened while the driver was down from his semi-trailer after emptying the contents. It had been stuck by a snowblower suddenly thrown towards him in the rush of an avalanche.

    In its investigation report, the standards Commission, equity, health and safety in the workplace (CNESST) had noted the scarcity of standards surrounding the operation of the deposition to snow in Quebec.