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Lafarge issues statement in cyclist death


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August 1, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

Lafarge Canada Inc. released a statement following the death of a 65-year-old female cyclist who was run over by a cement truck in Ottawa on Tuesday evening.

Safety, the statement says, is Lafarge’s most important value. And the tragedy is a grim reminder about the importance of safety in the community.

“We were deeply distressed when we learned of this fatal incident last evening involving a third party contractor working for Lafarge and a cyclist in Ottawa. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who are affected by this tragedy, especially with the family members of the cyclist,” the statement reads.

“To know that a family has been forever changed by this tragedy is devastating. The loss is heart wrenching, the impact lasting. Today, and for many days to come, our hearts will be with the family and friends as they face the unimaginable.”

The statement concludes Lafarge and its partner Prestige Haulage are taking every necessary step to find out the facts surrounding the death and will fully cooperate with the authorities during the investigation.

 


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