Officials with Nova Scotia Power say there’s been an incident which will put a pause on some local work.
Tiffany Chase, spokesperson, says they started to pull a pilot line to towers around the Strait of Canso with land and water-based vehicles Sunday, but the pilot line fell.
She says there were no injuries resulting from this incident.
Chase tells The Hawk they’re looking into what happened and putting the project on hold.
“We won’t be continuing with the electrical line installation until such time that we can review what happened and take whatever steps we need to before we can safely resume that work.”
Chase says safety is taken very seriously; there’s a lot of planning in advance for a project like this.
She says the planning helped the safety side of things.
“We actually had a number of measures in place that worked,” she says. “That risk mitigation that we did in advance worked to protect both employees and other equipment that’s on-site.”
Chase says these are the tallest transmission towers in the Atlantic region.
She says their focus is to secure the site; they’ll speak to employees to determine what happened and look at the equipment.
Chase says pulling the lines is the final phase of the work; there’s been over 60, 000 hours put into this project without a lost-time incident.