Build­ing un­der con­struc­tion col­lapses in Hal­i­fax

Cape Breton Post - - NEWS -

HAL­I­FAX — Hal­i­fax fire­fight­ers res­cued a man from the roof of a build­ing on Lucknow Street in the city’s south end af­ter the ad­di­tion he was work­ing on col­lapsed Mon­day af­ter­noon. “The build­ing ac­tu­ally had an ad­di­tion be­ing put on the side of it, and when it col­lapsed part of it fell onto the roof of the ex- ist­ing struc­ture,” said di­vi­sion com­man­der Lloyd Cur­rie. When the new struc­ture col­lapsed around 4 p.m., it trapped a worker on the ex­ist­ing struc­ture. “He was lay­ing on one of the walls that had fallen over,” he said. “He was ex­tri­cated from the roof by our res­cue team and low­ered to the ground us­ing an aerial de­vice and he’s in the care of paramedics.” Cur­rie wasn’t sure of the na­ture or sever­ity of the man’s in­juries, but said he was “con­scious and talk­ing to paramedics” Mon­day evening, and was be­ing taken to hos­pi­tal.

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