PCL conducting investigation into fatal airport incident

The worker was involved in major runway overlay project at Regina International Airport.

Key Takeaways:

  • The person died Friday, May 26 while working on the Regina International Airport’s runway overlay project at night.
  • Regina Police Service and the Saskatchewan Coroners Service attended the scene.
  • Federal occupational health and safety workers are are also investigating.

The Whole Story:

PCL plans to conduct its own investigation into a fatal incident that happened during construction work at Regina International Airport. 

The investigation was announced over the weekend by Jordan Clouthier, district manager for PCL Construction Management.

“We are deeply saddened by the unfortunate incident that occurred Friday evening at our airport site. We are currently involved in gathering further information, so at this time we are unable to provide any details or answer any questions,” Clouthier said. “Our thoughts are with the family and friends affected by this tragic incident. We continue to cooperate with the proper authorities to perform the investigation required.”

According to airport officials, the incident occurred May 26 at approximately 11:30 p.m. It was related to the 13-31 runway overlay project. 

“It is with great sadness that we share the devastating news that a serious incident occurred  involving a construction worker on airport property,” wrote airport officials in a public statement the day after the death. “Emergency responders attended the scene , but unfortunately the injuries the individual suffered were fatal.”

Airport officials stated that the Regina Police Service and the Saskatchewan Coroners Service worked into the early morning hours on the airfield and federal occupational health and safety workers are conducting an investigation.

According to the airport’s website, the runway overlay project includes the following work:

  • Pavement rehabilitation on Runway 13/31 and Taxiway Kilo.
  • Drainage improvements.
  • Replacement of runway edge lighting and associated electrical infrastructure.
  • Installation of a SALSAR approach lighting system for runway 31.
  • Installation of Runway End Safety Areas (RESAs) on Runway 13 & 31 and Runway 08 & 26.


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