City of Greater Sudbury trial continues
The trial continues for the City of Greater Sudbury in connection with a pedestrian’s death that happened on a downtown construction site over two years ago.
A supervisor with the company, Interpaving, was on the stand Tuesday as the city fights six charges that have been laid by the Ministry of Labour.
This took place on day three of the trial being held in a Cedar Street provincial building, which is not far from the intersection where Cecile Paquette was killed when she was run over by a grader on September 30, 2015.
On Tuesday, the judge heard that the city gave Interpaving a rating of 54% on the construction project. This rating is well below average due to numerous factors, including safety.
Interpaving forged a false traffic safety plan and submitted it to the Ministry of Labour; a site supervisor testified that he was completely unaware of this until he heard the news in local media reports.
The judge also heard testimony that it was the City of Greater Sudbury’s responsibility to hire and schedule police officers to conduct traffic control at intersections.