An Alberta worker has died after falling approximately eight feet from scaffolding while working on a house under construction.
At about 3:15 pm on September 11, two workers were installing tube and clamp scaffolding as part of external work on a new house under construction in Calgary when the worker fell, says Barrie Harrison, spokesman for Alberta Employment, Immigration and Industry (AEII). When paramedics arrived on the scene, says a statement from Calgary Emergency Medical Services (EMS), the worker was unconscious. The worker required aggressive advanced life support and was transported to Foothills Hospital in critical, life-threatening condition, the statement says, and later pronounced deceased.
“[The worker] tried to climb from a 2.3-metre tall section of scaffolding to a 3.2-metre section when he fell, struck a crossbar and landed on the ground,” Harrison reports. “All we know at this point is that the distance of the fall was between 2.3 and 3.2 metres.”