Construction workers suspended for having some fun high above Edmonton
A group of ironworkers in Edmonton who tried to recreate a famous photo ended up facing disciplinary action.
The photos in question feature several workers in harnesses on steel beam atop the Stantec Tower, which is set to be the tallest skyscraper in western Canada (about 825 feet).
"There's nothing like being up there, walking around," Justin Pytel, one of the ironworkers who was up at the top, told CTV Edmonton earlier this week. "It's just you and the sky."
Pytel said the group was trying to celebrate topping the building, so they all came together on the 69th floor to emulate the famous photo of ironworkers on a beam in New York.
The images quickly made the rounds online after being posted by Building Trades Alberta on behalf of Iron Workers Union Local 720.
Within 24 hours of the pictures being posted some of the workers employed by subcontractor North American Steel Erectors were denied access to the work site.
Sources told CTV Edmonton that some of the workers were suspended and at least one was fired, a source said the incident was being classified as a "safety incident," and a potential social media policy violation.
It appears the suspensions will be short lived though as the ironworkers are expected to be back on the job this week.