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

OTTAWA, July 31, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - We were deeply distressed when we learned of this fatal incident last evening involving a third party contractor working for Lafarge and a cyclist in Ottawa. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who are affected by this tragedy, especially with the family members 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 the unimaginable.

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

Lafarge, along with our partner Prestige Haulage, are taking every necessary step to establish all of the facts and will cooperate fully with the authorities as they continue their investigation.

Al Brown, General Manager
National Capital Region and Eastern Ontario


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.lafarge-na.com


SOURCE: Lafarge Canada Inc.

For further information:

Regan Watts
Director, Communications and Public Affairs
416 528 2901 or regan.watts@lafarge.com

Anne-Julie Gratton
Manager, Communications and Public Affairs
514 715 8698 or anne-julie.gratton@lafarge.com

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