Man killed at Herb Gray Parkway site, stop work order issued

The man who died in an industrial accident in the Herb Gray Parkway construction zone Tuesday was crushed between two objects, according to the Ministry of Labour.

Second man injury while cutting cement at parkway site


A 40-year-old man died in an industrial accident in the Herb Gray Parkway construction zone Tuesday.

He was crushed between two objects, according to the Ministry of Labour.

The man died in the area between Todd Lane and Cousineau Road in LaSalle.

CBC's Amy Dodge was close by the site after the accident happened.

She reported that about 30 workers crowded around as first responders worked.

Two other people were helped to an ambulance. Another was put a stretcher and taken to an ambulance.

The Windsor Essex Mobility Group and Parkway Infrastructure Constructors issued a statement.

"The Windsor Essex Mobility Group (WEMG) and Parkway Infrastructure Constructors(PIC) are saddened to confirm a fatality of an employee of one of the subcontractors  has occurred on the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway," PIC project director Michael  Hatchell said in the release. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the families at this time. We are participating fully in ongoing investigations and will provide further information upon its completion."

The Ministry of Labour is investigating.

As part of that investigation, the ministry issued four orders to the employer, PCR Contractors Inc.:

  • Ensure that every part of the project, including temporary structures are adequately braced.
  • Require workers to be provided with instruction, training and supervision with respect to safe work procedures for the installation and removal of pre-manufactured steel concrete forms. 
  • A related stop order was issued requiring work in this regard to stop until the second order is complied with.
  • Require the production of a list of workers, formwork design specifications, drawings, safe work procedures and other technical documents.

The investigation is ongoing.

Second man injured

About an hour after the first incident, Windsor Fire Department reported that a worker was critically injured on the Herb Gray Parkway Project near Huron Church Road and LaBelle Street.

A worker was cutting cement when sustained a leg injury. The worker was taken to hospital.

The constructor is Parkway Infrastructure Constructors. The injured man's employer is Graff Penhall Company.

A Ministry of Labour inspector issued an order to Parkway Infrastructure Constructors requiring the company to ensure that all employers and workers on the project comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

The inspector issued two orders to Graff Penhall Company, requiring the following:

  • The employer ensure that all vehicles, machinery, tools and equipment are maintained in a condition that does not endanger a worker.
  • A related stop work order requiring that work with a specified concrete wire cutting saw cease until the above order is complied with.