100th Anniversary Events

Events will be held across the province in 2019 to mark the 100th anniversary of Local 793. Additional details on events and times will be shared with members as they are made available. Please contact Area Offices for more information and registration. PICNICS & GOLF TOURNAMENTS TORONTO AND BARRIEPicnic – Sunday, August 18, 2019A picnic for members […]

Events will be held across the province in 2019 to mark the 100th anniversary of Local 793. Additional details on events and times will be shared with members as they are made available. Please contact Area Offices for more information and registration.

PICNICS & GOLF TOURNAMENTS

TORONTO AND BARRIE
Picnic – Sunday, August 18, 2019
A picnic for members and their families will be held at the IUOE, Local 793 head office in Oakville.
Location: 2245 Speers Road, Oakville, ON
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Picnic Contact: Kathryn Peet 905-469-9299 ext. 2219
Picnic Poster

Golf – Saturday, August 10, 2019
Enjoy a round of golf at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, home to the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame.
Location: 1333 Dorval Drive, Oakville, ON
Time: 12 noon registration; 1:30 p.m. start
Golf Contact: Marco Palladini Phone 905-469-9299 ext. 2113

HAMILTON, CAMBRIDGE AND ST. CATHARINES
Picnic – Sunday, July 21, 2019
A picnic for members and their families will be held at Wild Waterworks in Hamilton.
Location: 680 Van Wagners Beach Road, Hamilton, ON
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Picnic and golf contact: Jane Lewis 905-544-1851
Picnic poster

Golf – Saturday, June 22, 2019
Enjoy a round of golf at Copetown Woods Golf Club, one of the newest championship courses in south-western Ontario.
Location: 1430 Concession 2 Road West, Copetown, ON
Time: 7:30 a.m. registration; 9 a.m. shotgun start
Picnic and golf contact: Jane Lewis 905-544-1851

LONDON
Picnic – Saturday, August 17, 2019
A picnic for members and their families will be held at East Park in London.
Location 1275 Hamilton Road East, London, ON
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Picnic contact: Colleen Swanson 519-652-2740
Picnic poster

OSHAWA
Picnic – Saturday, July 20, 2019
A picnic for members and their families will be held at Palmer Park in Port Perry.
Location: 175 Water Street, Port Perry, ON
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Picnic contact: Therese Patterson 905-720-0480
Picnic poster

OTTAWA, BELLEVILLE AND MORRISBURG
Picnic/Rodeo – Saturday, June 15, 2019
A rodeo/picnic for members and their families will be held at the OETIO Morrisburg campus.
Location: 12580 County Road #2, Morrisburg, ON
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Picnic/Rodeo contact: Stephanie Druce 613-228-1759
Picnic poster

SAULT STE. MARIE
Picnic – Sunday, June 16, 2019
A picnic for members and their families will be held at Ojibway Park in Garden River. 
Location: 2628 Highway 17B East, Garden River, ON
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Picnic contact: Kim Copps 705-949-6860
Picnic poster

SARNIA
Picnic – Saturday, July 27, 2019
A picnic for members and their families will be held at Corunna Athletic Park in Corunna. 
Location: 420 Colborne Street, Corunna, ON
Time: 12 noon to 3 p.m.
Picnic and golf contact: Margarete Solinas 519-337-2053
Picnic poster

Golf – Saturday, July 6, 2019
Enjoy a round of golf at St. Clair Parkway, a course renowned for its beautifully manicured greens.
Location: 132 Moore Line, Mooretown, ON
Time: 7 a.m. registration; 8 a.m. start
Picnic and golf contact: Margarete Solinas 519-337-2053

SUDBURY
Picnic – Saturday, June 8, 2019
A picnic for members and their families will be held at Warren Agricultural Society in Warren. 
Location: 9 Stanhope Avenue, Warren, ON
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Picnic contact: Lori Tremblay 705-675-8643
Picnic poster

THUNDER BAY
Picnic – Sunday, July 7, 2019
A picnic for members and their families will be held at Chippewa Park Pavilion in Thunder Bay. 
Location: 2465 City Road, Thunder Bay, ON
Time: 12 noon to 5 p.m.
Picnic contact: Lisa Veran 807-344-7612
Picnic poster

TIMMINS
Picnic – Sunday, June 23, 2019
A picnic for members and their families will be held at Gillies Lake Conservation Area in Timmins. 
Location: 100 Lakeshore Road, Timmins, ON
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Picnic contact: Helen Piper 705-531-3119
Picnic poster

WINDSOR
Picnic – Saturday, July 13, 2019
A picnic for members and their families will be held at Fogolar Furlan in Windsor. 
Location: 1800 North Service Road, Windsor, ON
Time: 12 noon to 3 p.m.
Picnic and golf contact: Sandra Foster 519-250-8877
Picnic poster

Golf – Saturday, June 1, 2019
Enjoy a round of golf at Deer Run Golf Course, one of the best golf courses in south-western Ontario.
Location: 19605 Bloomfield Road, Blenheim, ON
Time: 8 a.m. registration; 9 a.m. start
Picnic and golf contact: Sandra Foster 519-250-8877

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ADDITIONAL EVENTS IN 2019

Grand Marshal’s Ball for Toronto’s 2019 St. Patrick’s Day
Friday, March 8, 2019
The St. Patrick’s Parade Society of Toronto hosted a cocktail reception to honour Local 793 business manager Mike Gallagher as the 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Grand Marshal. Traditional Irish dancers and live music entertained those attending.
Location: Steam Whistle Brewing, The Roundhouse, 255 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto, ON
Time:  8 p.m.

Toronto’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Sunday, March 10, 2019

More than a half-million people lined the streets of Toronto to watch parade participants paint the city green. The parade had 4,000 marchers, the largest number yet. And with 500 of those marchers being Local 793 members, we are 1/8 responsible for the increase. Local 793 business manager Mike Gallagher was the 2019 Grand Marshal and the ceremonial leader of a parade.
Began at the corner of St George St & Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1W7
Ended at Nathan Phillips Square.
Distance 3.5 kilometres (approximately)

St. Patrick’s Day Parade POST-PARADE RECEPTION: Due to the overwhelming “marcher” response – nearly 500 of us marched #793Strong – we moved the post-parade reception to Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel “Willow Room.” There was a lunch buffet of sandwiches, salads and desserts. The Sheraton Centre, at 123 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2M9, is located across the street from Nathan Phillips Square, and close to the parade march ending location.

Labour Day Parades and Picnics
Local 793 will be marching in Labour Day Parades around the province and hosting post-parade picnics. Check your local area offices for dates and times. 

Toronto’s Labour Day Parade
Monday, September 2, 2019
Local 793 has secured the first-place spot in the 2019 Labour Day parade, where business manager Mike Gallagher and Local 793 members will lead the parade.
Location: Begin at University Ave and Queen St and ends at the Dufferin Gates of the CNE
Time: TBA

Oakville Santa Claus Parade
Saturday, November 16, 2019 
Join us as we walk alongside Local 793’s float through the streets of Oakville for Oakville’s 2019 Santa Claus parade.
Parade start: 9 a.m.
Pre-parade meeting and departure location: TBA

100th Anniversary Dinner Dance
Saturday, December 7, 2019
IUOE, Local 793’s 100th anniversary dinner dance will offer members a chance to celebrate amongst one another along with dinner, dancing and a celebration of a century of brother and sisterhood. 
Location: OE Banquet & Conference Centre, 2245 Speers Road, Oakville, ON
Time: Reception at 6 p.m. Dinner at 7 p.m.

Status of our Formwork Agreement

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Many of you have been asking about the status of our Formwork Agreement since Local 793 voted in favour of ratification, but our friends at Local 183 turned the offer down. Due to the fact that we are in a council with the Labourers Local Unions, including Local 183, and because […]

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Many of you have been asking about the status of our Formwork Agreement since Local 793 voted in favour of ratification, but our friends at Local 183 turned the offer down. Due to the fact that we are in a council with the Labourers Local Unions, including Local 183, and because Local 183, along with 1059 and us have a “veto” on the council regarding ratifications and strikes, if one of either Local 793, 183 or 1059 fail to vote in favour of ratification, the entire Formwork Agreement remains unratified.

On Tuesday May 21, 2019 the Formwork Council of Ontario convened a meeting to discuss next steps. Local 793 voted in favor of supporting Local 183 members who wished to strike. Local 1059 out of London did not support strike action. Therefore, Local 183’s remaining issues are being submitted to final and binding arbitration. The arbitration will be held on June 14.

Since Local 793 members voted in favor of ratification, we proposed and the OFA agreed that our settlement will not be subject to the arbitration. They have agreed to this same protocol for all of the other LiUNA local unions. This means status quo for everyone except Local 183. It is vital that we protect our best in the industry settlement of $4.25 plus various language improvements. We cannot go backwards and we are not prepared to risk the possibility of losing retro pay.

We were in a similar position back in 2010 when the Labourers Local 183 turned down the proposed settlement. In 2010, the Labourers had a settlement on the table of $3.40 for labourers that was turned down and it went to arbitration. In that round of negotiations Local 793 achieved $3.75 for our Operators. Local 183 was seeking $4.00 from the arbitrator. The Arbitrator upheld the $3.40 settlement.

While it is not a perfect system, we have to navigate the system to the best of our abilities and our number one priority remains protecting our settlement and retro pay. Our focus for the next three years needs to be trying to find a way to overturn the archaic Labour Relations Act Provisions, which restrict our right to strike in the residential sector of the construction industry. Local 793 is committed to exploring all avenues to remove this barrier to a successful strike. As we learn further information, we will update the membership. In the meantime it is business as usual.

Fraternally,
Dave Turple • Director of Toronto Area
IUOE Local 793

Update on Collective Agreement Ratification Votes

Greater Toronto Sewer & Watermain Collective Agreement – the Agreement was ratified in favour of the settlement. Provincial Utility Collective Agreement – the Agreement was ratified in favour of the settlement. Toronto and Area Road Builders Collective Agreement (TARBA) – the Agreement was ratified at more than 99% in favour of the settlement. Should you […]

Greater Toronto Sewer & Watermain Collective Agreement – the Agreement was ratified in favour of the settlement.

Provincial Utility Collective Agreement – the Agreement was ratified in favour of the settlement.

Toronto and Area Road Builders Collective Agreement (TARBA) – the Agreement was ratified at more than 99% in favour of the settlement.

Should you have any questions about this information, or the ratification votes, please contact your Local 793 Business Representative. 

Local 793 members on the DT-CSST Project doing foundational drilling in downtown Ottawa

Local 793 members are seen here displaying the 100th anniversary flag atop a Liebherr LB 36 foundational drilling rig. Marthon Underground Constructors Corp. is working on the DT-CSST Project on the corner of Kent and Slater Streets in Ottawa, a very busy corner in the central downtown area. This team of Local 793 members are […]

Travis Emmerson, Sateve Burnham (holding flag), and McGyver Barber.

Local 793 members are seen here displaying the 100th anniversary flag atop a Liebherr LB 36 foundational drilling rig.

Marthon Underground Constructors Corp. is working on the DT-CSST Project on the corner of Kent and Slater Streets in Ottawa, a very busy corner in the central downtown area.

This team of Local 793 members are using the LB 36 to drill a 4-metre wide man-hole access that is 26.2 metres deep, through three meters of overburden and 23.2 metres of rock.

Operations manager Pierre Vallieres from Marathon Underground Constructors commented of the great team he has on this job.

Local 793 members seen in the main photo are (L to R) mobile crane apprentice Travis Emmerson, equipment operator Steve Burnham and crane operator McGyver Barber.

Interested in working at Baffinland?

We have had a lot of inquiries from Local 793 members who are interested in working at Baffinland. We are still in the process of putting the BAFFINLAND-SPECIFIC OUT OF WORK LIST together. And there will be additional requirements. For now, please email nunavut@iuoelocal793.org AND be sure to include your  union registration number,  phone number, […]

We have had a lot of inquiries from Local 793 members who are interested in working at Baffinland.

We are still in the process of putting the BAFFINLAND-SPECIFIC OUT OF WORK LIST together. And there will be additional requirements.

For now, please email nunavut@iuoelocal793.org AND be sure to include your 

  • union registration number, 
  • phone number, and 
  • email. 

You can apply for a job at Baffinland through their website at www.baffinland.com/jobs

Click on the Online Job Application button
and then follow the instructions to apply online.

Please notify Local 793 at nunavut@iuoelocal793.org if you are successful in being hired.

All the best to everyone!

Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. mine employees vote in favour of a first collective agreement negotiated by IUOE Local 793

BAFFIN ISLAND, NUNAVUT April 17, 2019 – What started as an organizing drive in May 2017 has culminated in the successful ratification of a first collective agreement with Baffinland Iron Mine Corp. to represent its production employees, that took effect May 1, 2019. The International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 793 (“IUOE Local 793”) appreciates […]

BAFFIN ISLAND, NUNAVUT April 17, 2019 – What started as an organizing drive in May 2017 has culminated in the successful ratification of a first collective agreement with Baffinland Iron Mine Corp. to represent its production employees, that took effect May 1, 2019.

The International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 793 (“IUOE Local 793”) appreciates Baffinland’s decision to sit down and negotiate a fair and reasonable mutual gains partnership agreement.

With the goal of increasing Union membership, IUOE Local 793 had set as priorities – in their recently concluded Strategic Plan – to augment its organizing with mines and continue its efforts to establish representation rights in Nunavut.

The mine itself is located in Mary River in northwest Baffin Island in the territory of Nunavut. It is an open pit iron mine and is said to be the world’s sixth most northerly mine.

As of the date of closing of the ratification vote there were upward of 800 workers employed in various positions within the bargaining unit, including many ore haul truck drivers, heavy equipment operators, skilled trades, and other workers.

IUOE Local 793’s sister organization, the Operating Engineers Training Institute of Ontario (“OETIO”), has offered heavy equipment operator training to the Inuit communities of Nunavut since January 2005. IUOE Local 793 itself was granted a Charter to organize and represent employees in Nunavut on behalf of the International Union of Operating Engineers in 2014. 

On behalf of IUOE Local 793’s Executive Board, Mike Gallagher, business manager of IUOE Local 793 has said “We thank the employees of Baffinland for putting their trust in IUOE Local 793 and having the confidence to vote in favour of the tentative agreement. We are committed to providing them with the quality representation they deserve.” 

“Over the last six months, Baffinland and the Operating Engineers have worked closely based on employee feedback to build a partnership that emphasizes collaboration, fully respects our IIBA, and reflects Baffinland’s core value to engage and develop our employees,” said Brian Penney, President and CEO of Baffinland. “Baffinland will continue to explore partnerships that help our employees continue to be successful at Baffinland, and help our company become the lowest cost-producer of high grade iron ore in the world through the safe and efficient operation and ongoing development of the Mary River Mine.”

About the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 793
In 2019, IUOE Local 793 is celebrating its 100thanniversary. IUOE Local 793 represents more than 15,300 crane and heavy equipment operators and industrial and production workers in Ontario and Nunavut. Its members work in all sectors of the construction industry, for municipalities, and in industrial establishments. Local 793 members build the roads and bridges you travel on, the subways you ride in, and the offices you work in. Members also build pipelines, stadiums, refineries, subdivisions, and work in mechanics shops, landfills, quarries, and mines.

The International Union of Operating Engineers is dedicated to serving and protecting the needs and interests of its members and their families through the collective bargaining process, legislative action and extensive training and skills improvement programs. IUOE Local 793 has a head office and training campus in Oakville, Ontario, another training campus in Morrisburg, Ontario and district offices around the province of Ontario. 

National Day of Mourning Ceremony Held at Local 793 Head Office

In observance of the National Day of Mourning, IUOE Local 793 held a ceremony on April 26 at 10:30 a.m. to commemorate workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness due to workplace related hazards and occupational exposures. More than 100 people, including many employers, apprentices and union staff, attended the hour-long ceremony.  “It […]

In observance of the National Day of Mourning, IUOE Local 793 held a ceremony on April 26 at 10:30 a.m. to commemorate workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness due to workplace related hazards and occupational exposures.

More than 100 people, including many employers, apprentices and union staff, attended the hour-long ceremony. 

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“It is fitting that we held the ceremony here,” said IUOE Local 793 President Joe Redshaw, who was the event’s master of ceremonies. “It was built in memory of Local 793 members who died on the job or passed away from occupational illness.” 

“Their names – 40 of them – are etched of the columns of the monument behind me.”

In 1984, the Canadian labour congress established april 28thas the National Day of Mourning in Canada. It is to remember and honour those who have died, been injured or suffered illness in the workplace. 

The date was chosen in 1984, when the Canadian labour congress proclaimed the day to coincide with the 70thanniversary of the day the first Ontario Worker’s Compensation Actwas approved by the government (in 1914). The day of mourning was enshrined in national legislation by an act of parliament on February 1, 1991. 

Local 793 President Joe Redshaw

The day of mourning is observed by more than 100 countries worldwide. On this day, people stand together to honour the memory of all workers who lost their lives due to workplace injuries or occupational disease. 

Workplace fatalities have a tremendous impact on families, workplaces and communities. 

They leave a terrible void, especially knowing that each and every loss was preventable. Local 793 is resolved to improve workplace health and safety for everyone – for the workers and for the families and friends who need them.  

Local 793 President Joe Redshaw said he is very happy to report that Local 793 had zero fatalities in 2018 and zero fatalities so far in 2019. 

IUOE Local 793 business manager Mike Gallagher commented during his remarks that he hoped that “Local 793 has started a trend, and that we have no fatalities going forward.”

Local 793 Business Manager Mike Gallagher

Business manager Gallagher welcomed all attendees. He began by recognizing family members in attendance, those who had had loved ones pass away on or due to injuries sustained on a job site. 

Their loved one’s names are etched on the monument. Marilyn, Sarah, Randy and Dick Gerritsen remembering Robert Gerritsen who passed away Sept. 17, 1995 at the age of 33 from injuries sustained in a crane accident.

Rae Munroe was also there, son of William Henry Munroe who passed away on Nov. 4, 1970. Business manager Gallagher shared this his name is one of the earliest names of the monument. He had passed away from injuries sustained in a construction site accident. 

  • Oakville MP John Oliver
  • Oakville Mayor Rob Burton
  • IUOE Canadian Regional Director Lionel Railton
  • Kevin Flynn – former member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament for Oakville
  • Tom Adams – Oakville’s Ward 6 Regional and Town Councillor Tom Adams
  • Wayne Arnott – Chairman at Arnott Construction
  • Kent Botham – Partner at BDO Canada
  • Jason Hanna – VP of operations at Modern Crane; Operations Manager at ALL CANADA CRANE RENTAL CORPORATION; and President of the board of directors of the Crane Rental Association of Ontario
  • Chris Brisbois – Principal at Eckler ltd.
  • Karen Gleeson – Senior Consultant at Eckler ltd.
  • Mark Zigler – Senior Partner in the pensions and benefits group at KOSKIE MINSKY LLP and Chair of the firm’s class action committee; Member, International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans; Member, Ontario Minister of Finance’s advisory committee on pensions; and Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Neil Waugh – President at NPL Canada ltd.; and treasurer on the board of directors of the Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada
  • Rita Thompson – Labour Staff Partner at United Way Halton & Hamilton
  • Jim Wright – Project & Communications Coordinator at the Ontario Construction Secretariat
  • Pat Dillon – Business Manager and Secretary Treasurer of the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario 
  • Carlo Degasperis – Co-founder of TACC Construction ltd.
  • Ben Ruggieri – Construction Manager at TACC Construction ltd.

“We only know too well the dangers that exist in the construction industry,” Gallagher said. “there is much more work to be done.”

“Think of this,” Business manager Gallagher said, “Each year there are 1,000 people dying from workplace accidents. Every single year. Year in and year out. It is preventable and unacceptable.”

“We should have a national effort to address fatalities that occur in workplaces across Canada. A modern industrial country like ours, it’s inexcusable,” Gallagher said. “For us to continue as parents, worrying about our children when they go out to work. Worrying about our spouses. That it might be the last time we see them when they go out to work.”

“We are not supposed to be going out to work like we are going out to war,” he shared with many attendees nodding in agreement. 

IUOE Canadian Regional Director Lionel Railton

“There should be a reasonable expectation that our children, our family members are going to be safe when they go out to work. And that they are going to return home at the end of the day to continue their natural life.”

Business manager Gallagher also spoke about the shifting governments that have come over the years of his involvement in the union. “I’ve seen governments come, and I’ve seen governments go.”

“We live in the real world,” Business manager Gallagher shared with passion. “Our members go to work everyday. They put their boots on and they want to be safe and well paid and then GO HOME AFTERWARD! And that should be a right!”

He further shared “We should not be out there tinkering, messing with a successful formula.”

“Bill 66 talks about skill sets. I say ‘bologna.’ A trade is a trade. The whole trade needs to be restricted from anybody who doesn’t have the compulsory training!”

“I’m calling out to the government right now. If you do nothing else that we like, don’t water down the compulsory trade because it is going to lead to LIVES LOST, ACCIDENTS HAPPENING, and possibly the LOSS OF LIFE.”

“There is no political equation here. It doesn’t matter what political party you belong to,” Business Gallagher said. “Safety first. Health and safety first. Protect the public. Protect the workers. That’s my message to the current government. And I hope that they listen. Because it would be awful…if they overlooked the COST, THE HUMAN COST, THE FAMILY’S COST!” 

In 2018, 25 people were killed in construction site accidents in Ontario, he said, up from 22 in 2017, and up significantly from 14 in 2016.

In 2018, 255 people were critically injured in construction site accidents in Ontario – down from 271 in 2017.

In the last 10 years, each year across Canada an average of 952 Canadians have lost their lives due to work-related causes. And 186 of those fatalities were in construction – with an average of 18 or 19 construction fatalities each year. 

From 2009 to 2018 there were 1,591 were critical injuries from accidents on construction sites. And these could easily have been fatal. 

It is important to note that these figures only include claims approved by Workers’ Compensation Boards. A significant number of workers are not covered by Workers Compensation, so there are many deaths and injuries that have not been recognized as work-related.

UNITED WE STAND #793STRONG

On Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 7:30 p.m., IUOE Local 793 held a Strike Mandate Vote, in multiple locations, for Members Working Under the Provincial Collective Agreement. These members voted 97% in favour of a strike, should it come to that (please note we are NOT on strike).  The Provincial Collective Agreement applies to the […]

On Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 7:30 p.m., IUOE Local 793 held a Strike Mandate Vote, in multiple locations, for Members Working Under the Provincial Collective Agreement. These members voted 97% in favour of a strike, should it come to that (please note we are NOT on strike)

The Provincial Collective Agreement applies to the following types of work: 

  • Crane & Equipment Rental
  • Steel Erection and Mechanical Installations
  • Foundation Piling and Caisson Boring
  • Excavation
  • General Construction
  • Surveying (related to the above work)

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Local 793 members pump 6,700m3 of concrete at Sugar Wharf project

On Saturday, March 30 Local 793 members were on-site for Pumpcrete with six trucks pumping 6,700m3 of concrete for the Menkes – Sugar Wharf project at Cooper St and Queens Quay in Toronto. One tower crane with Verdi assisted on the pour.  Local 793 members on-site this day included Sean Kerby, Rob Epstein, Jake Stevenson, […]

On Saturday, March 30 Local 793 members were on-site for Pumpcrete with six trucks pumping 6,700m3 of concrete for the Menkes – Sugar Wharf project at Cooper St and Queens Quay in Toronto. One tower crane with Verdi assisted on the pour.  Local 793 members on-site this day included Sean Kerby, Rob Epstein, Jake Stevenson, Ray Sharpe, Andrew Campbell, James Tanner, Matt Trudel, Trevor Thorn and Local 793 steward Craig Agar.

Local 793 steward Craig Agar
Local 793 member Trevor Thorn
(L to R) Local 793 members Matt Trudel and James Tanner
(L to R) Local 793 members Rob Epstein and Sean Kerby
Standing, looking at the pour are Local 793 steward Craig Agar and Local 793 business representatives Jordan Glendenning and Mike Chianello.
Andy Campbell
Local 793 member Ray Sharpe
Local 793 member Jake Stevenson

North Tunnel Constructors’ John Deere 870G lifted out of partially completed shaft

On Tuesday March 26, in Toronto at the Coxwell Bypass Tunnel jobsite, Mammoet Cranes lifted North Tunnel Constructors’ John Deere 870G out of a partially completed shaft. Mobile crane operator Paul Brady performed the 206,000 lbs lift running the Grove GMK 7550 with his mobile crane apprentice Mike Batchelor. Also on-site for Mammoet were Local […]

On Tuesday March 26, in Toronto at the Coxwell Bypass Tunnel jobsite, Mammoet Cranes lifted North Tunnel Constructors’ John Deere 870G out of a partially completed shaft. Mobile crane operator Paul Brady performed the 206,000 lbs lift running the Grove GMK 7550 with his mobile crane apprentice Mike Batchelor.

Also on-site for Mammoet were Local 793 members Tyler Armstrong working as the float driver and erector; Bobby Sutherland as the mechanic; and Maclaren Broad as the mobile crane apprentice. The lift was performed with an eight part line, with 100 feet of boom at a 40-foot radius.

Local 793 members on-site for North Tunnel Constructors were Jonathan Colford as the operator of the John Deere 870G; Umberto Vadori running the Link-Belt 8090RT and Ronan Shannon as the TLB operator.

Business Rep Matthew Porter photographed the lift from the top and Local 793 member Jonathan Colford photographed the lift from inside the shaft.