Winnipeg fire-paramedic crew rescues injured worker at construction site

Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health will investigate an incident at an excavation site in Winnipeg, after a fire-paramedic crew rescued an injured construction worker there Tuesday morning, a news release says.

Shortly after 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to a call about an injured person, who was incapacitated, at a construction site in the 100 block of Girton Boulevard, in the Old Tuxedo area.

When crews arrived, they found an injured construction worker at the bottom of the site.

The WFPS technical rescue task force secured the injured worker into a rescue basket. The team then used a rope system, which was anchored to a WFPS aerial ladder truck, to hoist the patient from the site, the release says.

The injured worker was assessed and treated by paramedics at the scene, then sent hospital in stable condition.

The incident will be investigated by Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health.

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