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Sudbury concrete company under ministry orders following fatality

Rainbow Concrete is under investigation by the Ministry of Labour and faces work orders following a fatality at the Sudbury plant.
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Rainbow Concrete is under investigation by the Ministry of Labour and faces work orders following a fatality at the Sudbury plant.

Rainbow Concrete is under several orders from the Ministry of Labour following a fatality at the Sudbury facility on Feb. 15.

“On Feb. 17, our ministry inspectors issued two orders and one requirement to Rainbow Concrete,” said ministry spokesperson Janet Deline.

“The orders are 'Do not place material that could tip, collapse or fall,' and we have a stop-work order that's in place until that has been complied with, and then one requirement for some documentation.”

The incident is under investigation by the Ministry of Labour. Rainbow Concrete said in a statement issued last week that it's also doing its own internal investigation.

The ministry opened its investigation after a man was killed while operating a dump truck on the site on Feb. 15.

The man’s identity and the details surrounding his death have not been released by Rainbow Concrete or the ministry.

However, local media outlets have identified the deceased as 39-year-old Rheal Dionne, an employee of the company. A funeral for the man is being held on Feb. 27 in Sudbury.

Locally owned and operated, Rainbow Concrete has been producing concrete products since 1952.



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