Transportation and Works
January 11, 2018

The Honourable Steve Crocker, Minister of Transportation and Works, today issued the following statement regarding an incident that occurred at approximately 9:00 a.m. on Route 80 near New Perlican:

Minister Crocker Comments on Fatal Accident on Route 80

“We are deeply saddened to learn today that an employee of a contractor performing work for the Department of Transportation and Works has succumbed to injuries stemming from an incident earlier today.

On behalf of the department and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, I extend my sincerest condolences to the employee’s family, colleagues and friends.

An investigation into this tragic incident is ongoing and the department is cooperating with all officials involved with that investigation.”

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Transportation and Works
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2018 01 11                                                    4:35 p.m.