By Charlie Senack
A person has died after from injuries suffered during a fall at the Trail Road Landfill on Saturday, Aug. 20.
“The Public Works Department sends its condolences to family, friends, and loved ones of the customer fatally injured in the incident. The Department has also provided supports to landfill staff onsite at the time,” said city employee Quentin Levesque in a memo to council.
He added: “As the matter is currently under investigation with the Ministry of Labour, the Public Works Department cannot provide further comment at this time.”
CBC reported that the man who died was an employee of NATTIQ, Inc., a small office relocation and consulting company. NATTIQ’s executive vice-president Robert Stanton sent a statement to CBC saying, “Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this time of grief.”
Stanton told CBC that two employees were making a drop-off at the dump when one of the men fell. Paramedics responded to the call, and the man was rushed to hospital in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. NATTIQ is offering support and grief counselling to its approximately 20 employees.
The Trail Road Landfill facility is located on Trail Road, just east of Richmond.