Friday, January 30, 2009

BC worker avoids serious injury in scaffolding mishap

read full article: Canadian Occupational Health & Safety News
A contract worker sustained relatively minor injuries on the morning of January 16 in a dramatic near-miss incident involving high-power electrical lines in Prince George, British Columbia.

The worker, an employee of Prince George-based Chinook Scaffold Systems, was installing scaffolding around a pipe bridge belonging to Canfor Pulp Limited Partnership, says Canfor spokesman Rick Lewis. Around 11:20 am, he says, a portion of the scaffolding made contact with over-hanging 69 kilowatt power lines, causing an explosion and cutting off power to the surrounding industrial sites.


Anonymous said...

This worker still got electrocuted not a near miss

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