Company given two compliance orders after Cornwall worker hurt

Cornwall paramedics and firefighters get ready to carry a construction worker out of a trench Monday, June 20, 2016 at the intersection of Churchill and Twelfth Streets. Churchill is undergoing a complete road reconstruction. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – The Ontario Ministry of Labour has issued two compliance orders for a construction company after a Cornwall worker was badly hurt.

The man was cutting a concrete sewer line at the intersection of Churchill Street and Twelfth Street West on Monday (June 20, 2016) when the saw kicked back, cutting him in the chest.

A man was carried out of a trench on a backboard by paramedics and firefighters in the middle of the intersection and taken to hospital, where he was treated and later released.

Ministry of Labour (MOL) spokesman Janet Deline told Cornwall Newswatch a couple of orders were issued to Malyon Excavation Ltd.

One is to ensure that a health and safety representative is selected by workers on a job site.

The second is to ensure that the blade used to cut concrete is in good condition.

Deline said the blade condition compliance order has been already complied with but the other order is outstanding.

The MOL has also made five separate requests for documentation from Malyon Excavation in its ongoing investigation.

Malyon was contracted by the City of Cornwall for the road reconstruction of Churchill Street.