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
Shawn Tylee, General Manager
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
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