West Metro project announces rescue exercise at the Matinkylä worksite on Wednesday 25 April

The Helsinki City Rescue Department and Länsi-Uusimaa Department for Rescue Services are to conduct a rescue exercise a the excavation site at Suomenlahdentie 7, Matinkylä (Espoo) on Thursday 25 April, between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. The imagined scenario is an accident in which staff will practise putting out a fire in a tunnel.

This exercise is the eighth of its kind to be organised at a West Metro worksite. Those taking part are Strabag Sverige AB, the Swedish excavation contractor at Matinkylä, and the rescue departments of the City of Helsinki and of Länsi-Uusimaa. The exercise will last around three hours in all.

The exercise will not cause any interruption to traffic on Suomenlahdentie. Traffic will be directed locally, as necessary.
The public are requested to avoid the area of the exercise, if possible.

Further information on the exercise

Clas Tallberg, Rescue Manager, Länsi-Uusimaa Department for Rescue Services, tel. (09) 8168 4294
Satu Linkola, Communications Manager, West Metro, tel. 046 877 3392