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A concrete block breaks away from a wall and falls into the premises of a primary school

A concrete block recently broke away from a wall on a construction site, before falling near children inside a primary school in Lévis.

The incident occurred on April 30 while major repair work was continuing on the exterior cladding of the Clair-Soleil school, on rue Plante, in the Saint-Nicolas sector. Fortunately, no one got hurt.

Concerned about the safety of students, staff members did not appreciate what happened. The emergency services were not alerted and the Lévis police did not attend the scene.

“It’s worrying in the sense that I have questions about the safety of construction sites in general. It was a brick that got inside but we don’t know how. The school handled it well afterwards,” explained a mother whose boy was in the affected room.

Photo Jean-François Racine / Le Journal de Québec

Letter to parents

A few days later, the Navigators School Service Center (CSSDN) sent a message to the school’s parents.

“The CSSDN, following the incident, consulted various professionals and implemented increased safety measures during the work in order to prevent such an event from happening again,” we can read in the letter in question. .

For the moment, management has made the decision to concentrate construction work around the school gymnasium and access to the gymnasium area is prohibited.

“Consequently, courses can continue to be offered as usual,” adds, in the note to parents, the director of the CSSDN, Suzie Lucas.

The CSSDN preferred to wait before commenting further. It was not possible to know whether the work must absolutely be done in the presence of children.


Photo Jean-François Racine / Le Journal de Québec

Important project

A visit to the site revealed that it is a large-scale project. Most of the walls are currently under renovation. The main facade, the rear facade and the side facades are protected by fences.

Due to the risks, the CNESST was informed of the incident. A complaint was received on May 1 and an intervention by a CNESST inspector was carried out the next day, May 2. An intervention report was drawn up, confirmed spokesperson Rébéca Gautron.

According to the poster installed on the site, the work is being carried out by Action Estimation, a general building contractor from Sainte-Marie, in Beauce. It has been impossible to contact them at this time.


A concrete block breaks away from a wall and falls into the premises of a primary school

Photo Jean-François Racine / Le Journal de Québec

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