Worker injured during crane set up in Charlottetown

Ryan Ross
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A worker with Precision Mechanical suffered a fractured wrist and is in hospital for observation after part of a crane hit him on the head when it fell to the ground Saturday morning in Charlottetown.

Bill Reid, director of occupational health and safety with the Workers Compensation Board, said an investigation is ongoing into the incident at the Sullivan building.

“We’re still trying to figure out what happened,” he said.

Reid said on Saturday at about 8 a.m. part of a crane boom fell a few feet during the set-up procedure and nothing was suspended or hanging in the air at the time.

Two workers were involved in the accident and one was still in hospital for observation as of Monday after he was hit in the head.

That worker also had a fractured wrist and got stitches to his tongue while the other worker had a sore wrist, Reid said.

The Workers Compensation Board is inspecting the equipment to make sure it is safe to use before work continues.

“The job has been stopped until we figure what’s going on,” Reid said.

He also said he didn’t know how long it would take to complete the investigation.

 

rross@theguardian.pe.ca

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Organizations: Workers Compensation Board

Geographic location: Charlottetown

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  • troy king
    May 26, 2014 - 21:58

    great group of lads at pmi get well soon!

  • david
    May 26, 2014 - 16:43

    I wish buddy from PMI a quick recovery a good group of guys to work with.

    • Bernie Flynn
      May 26, 2014 - 18:33

      Get better soon Daniel!!

    • Bernie Flynn
      May 26, 2014 - 18:34

      Get better soon Daniel!!