Councillor Tom Jackson calls for Albion Falls safety review

News Jul 23, 2016 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

East Mountain Councillor Tom Jackson and emergency services personnel will be reviewing safety measures at Albion Falls.

There have been numerous changes in recent years at the popular waterfall, said Jackson, but more may be needed.

On July 17, a man in his 50s slipped and fell to his death while on an outing with his family. In February, a 21-year-old man suffered serious injuries after slipping on ice and falling more than 10 metres.

There have been several other injuries at Albion Falls in recent years.

Changes aimed at increasing safety have been made over the past decade, said Jackson, including installation of lookout platforms, signage and reconstruction of Mountain Brow Boulevard near the falls, including wider sidewalks.

“We haven’t just sat on our hands,” he said.

“I’m trying, short of restricting access to the entire area and telling people, ‘No longer can you view this beautiful natural area of our community.’ It’s a balancing act.”

Councillor Tom Jackson calls for Albion Falls safety review

Man fell to his death at Hamilton Mountain waterfall on July 17

News Jul 23, 2016 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

East Mountain Councillor Tom Jackson and emergency services personnel will be reviewing safety measures at Albion Falls.

There have been numerous changes in recent years at the popular waterfall, said Jackson, but more may be needed.

On July 17, a man in his 50s slipped and fell to his death while on an outing with his family. In February, a 21-year-old man suffered serious injuries after slipping on ice and falling more than 10 metres.

There have been several other injuries at Albion Falls in recent years.

Changes aimed at increasing safety have been made over the past decade, said Jackson, including installation of lookout platforms, signage and reconstruction of Mountain Brow Boulevard near the falls, including wider sidewalks.

“We haven’t just sat on our hands,” he said.

“I’m trying, short of restricting access to the entire area and telling people, ‘No longer can you view this beautiful natural area of our community.’ It’s a balancing act.”

Councillor Tom Jackson calls for Albion Falls safety review

Man fell to his death at Hamilton Mountain waterfall on July 17

News Jul 23, 2016 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

East Mountain Councillor Tom Jackson and emergency services personnel will be reviewing safety measures at Albion Falls.

There have been numerous changes in recent years at the popular waterfall, said Jackson, but more may be needed.

On July 17, a man in his 50s slipped and fell to his death while on an outing with his family. In February, a 21-year-old man suffered serious injuries after slipping on ice and falling more than 10 metres.

There have been several other injuries at Albion Falls in recent years.

Changes aimed at increasing safety have been made over the past decade, said Jackson, including installation of lookout platforms, signage and reconstruction of Mountain Brow Boulevard near the falls, including wider sidewalks.

“We haven’t just sat on our hands,” he said.

“I’m trying, short of restricting access to the entire area and telling people, ‘No longer can you view this beautiful natural area of our community.’ It’s a balancing act.”