Parks Provides Update On Two Workers Caught In Monday Rockslide
Parks Canada has released more details on the two workers who were injured in Monday's Yoho National Park rockslide.
Marnie DiGiandomenico with Parks says those workers were in their excavators when the 10,000 cubic metres of rock came down "One was on the top slope, and one was working on the Highway grade, loading rock-trucks. They were both caught in the slide, and miraculously walked away from it."
She says that both workers are going to be just fine "They were released shortly after being treated for minor injuries. They're doing great."
Highway One was kept closed West of Field until Thursday night, with traffic now moving via single lane traffic.
Parks says that early indications are that the slope failed below the drilling and blasting elevation, and staff have been consulting with WorkSafe B.C to ensure the continued safety of workers and motorists.
Motorists can expect single lane traffic at that site throughout this weekend.