Construction worker falls from fire hall
By Chad Ingram
Published Nov. 21, 2017
A construction worker has fallen from the new Minden Hills fire hall under construction along Highway 35 and has been taken to hospital with multiple injuries.
"We responded to a call," interim fire chief Mike Bekking told the paper. "We had one male patient."
Bekking said the call was received about 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21. Bekking said the man had fallen from the fire hall and was taken to Minden hospital with "severe, multiple injuries."
"The trusses have fallen," Bekking said.
According to the Haliburton Highlands OPP, two men were ultimately taken to hospital as a result of the roof collapse; a 29-year-old Bracebridge man and a 33-year-old man from Burlington. One was subsequently airlifted to hospital in Toronto.
An email from communications staff with the Ministry of Labour reads, "It was reported that a crew of workers were installing trusses when the trusses fell to the ground causing a worker to fall as well. The worker suffered a critical injury. Another worker was struck by the falling trusses. They were taken to hospital to be checked out, but not injured."
Huntsville's Greystone Construction Ltd. is building the fire hall and owner Pat Dubé confirmed the injured man was a Greystone employee. Dubé was unsure on Tuesday how the incident had occurred and was looking into details.
The Ministry of Labour continues to investigate.