It was with great sadness that the Municipality of Chelsea learned this morning of a fatal work accident on Chemin de la Rivière, during road rehabilitation work. The Municipality wishes to offer its most sincere condolences to the victim's family and loved ones. Flags will be lowered to half-mast for the next three consecutive days.
" We are deeply affected by the tragedy on Chemin de la Rivière. We offer our deepest sympathies to the victim's family and loved ones, and to the team of workers from the company involved. The Municipality is in contact with those in charge of the investigation and will, of course, offer its full cooperation," said Chelsea Mayor Pierre Guénard.
The section of Chemin de la Rivière between Chemin Carnochan and Chemin de la Carrière, as well as the section of Voie Verte Chelsea at the same location, are now closed for an indefinite period. Only residents living within this zone may access it. Motorists are invited to take detours via Chemin Saint-Clément to the north or Chemin Pine to the south.
An investigation is currently underway to determine the exact cause of the accident, and the CNESST has been called to the scene. The Municipality will issue a new press release as soon as the road is reopened. In order not to interfere with the ongoing investigation, it will not comment on the event.