Cornwall Electric calls for more safety at work sites

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From left are Cornwall Electric regional manager Michael Pescod, line supervisor Sandy MacLennan and line foreman Mark Cook.

CORNWALL, Ontario - Cornwall Electric wants to make sure motorists can see their crews while they are working on roadsides to service the system.

The utility has launched its 'Hit the Brakes' campaign, which includes the placement of bright yellow stickers on its service vehicles to make them more visible in work zones.

“The safety of our employees and the public are paramount,” said Cornwall Electric regional manager Michael Pescod. “We hope that by increasing the visibility of our vehicles, drivers will slow down in work zones.”

In recent years, the utility industry has experienced two fatalities and multiple close calls involving its crews working along the road on a job site.

Drivers are encouraged to approach with caution when entering temporary roadside work zones, by being alert, slowing down, passing only when safe, and leaving enough room for both the employees and oncoming traffic when passing on reduced size lanes.

Geographic location: Ontario

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