One dead after B.C.’s Upper Lillooet Hydro Project explosion
By Renée Francoeur
November 20, 2015 – One person is dead and another is in hospital after an explosion at the Upper Lillooet Hydro Project (ULHP) construction site in British Columbia on November 18.
Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. says the incident resulted in the death of an employee of CRT-EBC SENC, the prime contractor, and another worker has received medical care but is currently considered out of danger.
The Vancouver Sun reports the deceased was a 39 year-old man and that workers were handling explosives at the project site near Pebble Creek Hotsprings at the time of the blast. For more from the Sun, click HERE.
“We are all, at Innergex, deeply saddened by this news, and our thoughts and condolences are with the families and friends of the deceased, and those affected by this accident. Innergex is collaborating fully with authorities through the course of their investigation”, says Michel Letellier, company president and CEO.
Innergex says more information about the accident is expected as the authorities investigate.