A statement on behalf of Lafarge Canada Inc on the death of a cyclist in London

MONTREAL, Aug. 7, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - We were deeply distressed when we learned of this fatal incident involving a concrete truck owned and operated by Lafarge and a cyclist in London. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who are affected by this tragedy, especially the family and friends of the cyclist.

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 this difficult time.

At Lafarge, safety is our most important value. This terrible tragedy serves to remind us of the vital importance of safety in our community.

We are taking all necessary steps to establish all of the facts and will cooperate fully with the authorities as they continue their investigation.

Shawn Tylee, General Manager
Southwestern Ontario

ABOUT LAFARGE CANADA INC.

Lafarge Canada Inc. is Canada's largest provider of solutions to the construction and development industry. With more than 6000 employees across Canada, our mission is to provide construction solutions that build better cities and communities. The cities where Canadians live, work, and raise their families along with the infrastructure that supports their communities such as roads, bridges, transportation links, water, and waste management benefit from the solutions provided by Lafarge.

Through our Sustainability Ambitions for 2020, Lafarge is committed to providing solutions using sustainable manufacturing practices and improving the environment in and around its operations. At locations across Canada, we have worked to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, restore wetlands for native plants and animals, and identify waste materials that can be recycled and used in our operations. More information is available on Lafarge Canada's website: www.buildingbettercities.ca

SOURCE Lafarge Canada Inc.

For further information:

Regan P. Watts
Director, Communications and Public Affairs
Lafarge Canada Inc.

416-528-2901 - mobile
regan.watts@lafarge.com