Alert: Loading Limitations of Utility Service Covers in Public Sidewalks and Other Non-Roadway Areas

For your information please find an Alert from the Ministry of Labour in regards to the load limits of Utility Service Covers.


Quote from the Ministry of Labour website:


“Recently in Ontario a worker died and another was critically injured while operating a mobile elevated work platform over a utility service cover that was on top of a telephone company cable vault embedded in concrete below a public sidewalk. The utility service cover broke under the weight of the equipment, destabilizing the elevated platform and causing it to tip over”