Gateway Stop Work Order Lifted

first_imgThe Department of Environment and Labour has lifted the stop workorder against Gateway Materials Limited, today, Oct. 17. The stop work order was issued on Aug. 14, after a blast at theKearney Lake quarry resulted in rocks being thrown over Highway102 and into several apartments on the far side of highway. “The stop work order has been lifted at the quarry as bothGateway Materials and Dyno Nobel, the company contracted to doblasting at the site, have complied with orders to develop a codeof practice for blasting for the site,” said Jim LeBlanc,director of the occupational health and safety division,Department of Environment and Labour. “These codes of practicewill standardize blasting practices and introduce a more thoroughinternal review and accountability for each blast.” The code of practice for both companies includes improvedcommunications, redesign of the blasting practices, increasedlevel of site supervision, training and the implementation of aquality control and quality assurance program. The environmentalapproval for the site has also been amended to be consistent withthe code of practice. Although blasting may resume, the department’s investigation filefor the August incident has not been closed.last_img

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