Site C truck drivers warned after unsecured rock allegedly hits windshield

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – BC Hydro spokesperson Dave Conway says that issues involving dump trucks driving to and from the Site C construction site should no longer pose a danger to the public after a minor incident last week.

Energeticcity.ca received several news tips last week about dump trucks carrying unsecured or loose loads of rocks between the Wuthrich Quarry and the Site C construction site.

Conway confirmed that BC Hydro heard several complaints about the trucks and then spoke with their contractors. “Upon hearing this, we shared the concerns with our construction management team, and the contractor that is using Wuthrich Quarry where the rock is coming from,” said Conway. “As a result, BC Hydro’s construction manager addressed these concerns with the contractor at a meeting with their staff at Wuthrich Quarry.” Conway says that Hydro’s safety requirements were spelled out for the contractor and for operators. He added that Peace River Hydro Partners says that it will implement either covers or alternative barriers for their rock hauling trucks.

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Conway added that operators were also warned after the original complainants noted that several trucks did not have proper mudflaps and were showering vehicles on roads with rocks. He said that the contractor was informed of the complaints about the mudflaps and lack thereof, and has said that they will comply.

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