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FREDERICTON – The Union representing highway workers is deeply saddened by the death of one of its members yesterday.

 Richard Gallant, a long-time member of CUPE Local 1190, was killed near Moncton when a tractor-trailer crashed through their worksite. Three other workers have also been injured in this accident. One of them remains in the hospital with serious injuries.

 ‘We are offering our condolences to his family’, said Andrew Hardy, President of CUPE Local 1190.

 ‘We don’t know yet how this tragedy happened. We have been told that warning signs were already in place on the highway informing motorists about the construction site. Apparently, Richard Gallant and his co-workers were in the process of putting up signage telling people to change lanes when the accident happened.’

We are asking drivers to slow down whenever they see these signs and to be aware of the possible presence of workers on the road, especially at this time of the year when road construction is at its peak’, said Hardy.

For more information:

Andrew Hardy, President, CUPE Local 1190, 506-450-5451