Construction of MUN science building halted over COVID-19 compliance worries

March 27, 2020

Service NL has issued a stop-work order to the contractors building Memorial University’s core science building. Occupational Health and Safety officers visited the site Monday in response to concerns of the number of workers in one place. The evaluation resulted in the stop-work order that will remain until the employer, Marco Services Limited, provides a site response plan. In an email to CBC, Marco CEO Christopher Hickman said that he expects the order to be lifted today. However, workers argue that there needs to be clarity over which types of construction are essential and should continue during the pandemic. CBC (NL)