Worker responded in appropriate manner

The description of the event by a previous letter writer was not factual and was misleading

On April 25, you printed a letter to the editor under the title “More job training needed” and included a photo of an Emil Anderson Maintenance Co. Ltd. (EAM) vehicle. The description of the event as outlined by the writer was not factual and it was misleading. The facts are as follows:

EAM received a report from the RCMP of a low hanging telephone communication line at the corner of Old Hope Princeton Way and Third Avenue. Contrary to the April 25 letter, no high voltage electrical lines were impacted or hanging across the road. The telephone line was caught by a passing backhoe loader but the backhoe loader was not owned by EAM or operated by EAM employees.

The RCMP requested EAM supply traffic control for both the eastbound and westbound direction of Old Hope Princeton Way until the telephone line was repaired. In order to access the opposite side of the affected telephone line an EAM truck, as shown in the picture, went under the cable in a controlled manner, lifted it up too ensure it wasn’t damaged and passed underneath.

At no time was the worker involved in any danger. The worker responded in a prompt and appropriate manner in order to supply the necessary traffic control.

The owner of the affected cable (Telus Corporation) was informed immediately and they took action completing the repair later that day.

We sincerely hope this information provides some clarification to the matter.

Amos Gutman,

Operations manager,

Emil Anderson

Maintenance Co. Ltd.

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