This morning's Gazette has a story of a man getting hurt from a piece of falling concrete.It seems to be common place in the last few years of concrete structures falling apart,throughout Montreal,,,,,,,,,Amazing there are buildings hundreds of years old ,that have no obvious problems ,but the infrastructure built only 40 years ago is literally falling apart..I guess today's construction planners are just not building things very well,....??
MONTREAL A 41-year-old man working under the Turcot Interchange was taken to a hospital with serious head injuries after a piece of concrete fell on him about 10 a.m. Monday.
The man was doing jackhammer work under the elevated portion of the interchange near the Gadbois recreation complex near the corner of St. Ambroise St. and Cote St. Paul Rd.
According to the Surete du Quebec, a piece of concrete measuring 30 cm by 10 cm fell and the man fell unconscious. The man was working for a private company hired by the Quebec Transport Department. His condition was not known, but the man was wearing his helmet at the time of the accident.
It was not known where the piece of concrete fell from. The Transport Department and the CSST, Quebec's workplace safety board are investigating.
There have been no reported road closures because to the accident.
Julie Melançon, a spokesperson for the CSST, Quebec's workplace safety board which is investigating the incident, said the man was in stable condition in a hospital.
The man is a specialized worker employed by the company DJL, which was hired by the Transport department as part of work being carried out on this section if the interchange since June 10.