Injured construction worker dies

Published March 13, 2015

Permanent Canal Closure and Pump (PCCP), 17th Street Canal

NEW ORLEANS – A contract worker who was recently injured on Wednesday morning in a construction incident at the 17th Street Permanent Canal Closures & Pumps site died on Thursday, March 12, 2015. The incident is currently under a formal investigation.

The PCCP at 17th Street, Orleans Avenue and London Avenue will provide a permanent and more sustainable measure for reducing the risk of a 100-year level storm surge entering the outfall canals. The Interim Closure Structures (ICS) will continue to provide 100-year levels of storm surge risk reduction until the PCCP are constructed and commissioned in 2017.

Throughout construction, public safety remains our top priority.

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