Two Fatalities in Transmission Line Accident

During work on the construction of the new transmission line from Bay d’Espoir to the Avalon Peninsula early this afternoon, an accident occurred that has resulted in two fatalities.

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro has said that the accident occurred west of Come by Chance.

All construction on the transmission line has been suspended effective immediately.

The individuals were employed by a company contracted by Hydro.

Hydro is working closely with the contractor and is offering sympathy for the families and coworkers that have been affected.