Air ambulance called in after construction injury
Published Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:17PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, March 16, 2017 6:26PM EDT
A 35-year-old man is in hospital with serious injuries after being hurt while operating a cement mixer at a Kitchener construction site.
Emergency crews responded to the site at 460 Belmont Avenue West, near Gage Avenue, around 11 a.m. Thursday.
An air ambulance was called to the area as well. It took the man to Hamilton General Hospital for treatment.
Before that could happen, the man had to be lowered to the ground with the aid of a construction crane.
Ontario’s Ministry of Labour has been contacted and is investigating the injury.
A ministry spokesperson told CTV News Thursday afternoon that no stop work orders had been issued at the site.
According to Waterloo Regional Police, the man “suffered a severe, but non-life-threatening, injury to his right arm.”
He was not working for the main contractor at the site, but for Hamilton-based Solar Erectors Ltd., an installer of concrete slabs.
With reporting by Leena Latafat and Nadia Matos