Professional Engineers Ontario

Professional Engineers Ontario

February 04, 2016 14:34 ET

Professional Engineers Ontario Clarifies Media Report on Nipigon River Bridge: Engineers Quoted Do Not Speak on Its Behalf

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 4, 2016) - Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), the licensing and regulating body for professional engineers and professional engineering in the province, wishes to emphasize that the comments attributed to David Adams, P.Eng., and Michael Hogan, P.Eng., in a Radio Canada story today on the Nipigon River Bridge failure are their own and do not represent PEO's position.

PEO Past President Adams and Mr. Hogan are quoted on possible causes of the January 20, 2016 failure. Neither Mr. Adams nor Mr. Hogan is authorized to speak on behalf of PEO and PEO considers their comments to be inappropriate.

PEO is currently assessing what part, if any, engineering played in the Nipigon River Bridge failure. PEO has reached no conclusions in this regard.

About Professional Engineers Ontario

Through the Professional Engineers Act, PEO governs over 85,000 licence and certificate holders and regulates professional engineering in Ontario to serve and protect the public. Professional engineering safeguards life, health, property, economic interests, the public welfare and the environment. Professional engineers can be identified by the P.Eng. after their names. Holders of limited licences can be identified by LEL after their names.

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    David Smith, Manager, Communications
    Professional Engineers Ontario
    Tel: 416-840-1068, 1-800-339-3716, ext. 1068
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    Email: dsmith@peo.on.ca