Student in hospital following accident at Sydney school
SYDNEY — A New Dawn College student is recovering in hospital with burn injuries following Gouthro an incident at the school last week.
Michael Gouthro, a student in the welding program, was severely burned after his clothes reportedly caught fire. He was transported to the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax where his mother, Tammy Lynn Gouthro, said he is still recuperating. The Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education said in a statement that it was aware of the incident and has been in touch with the Sydney school.
“While the department is not investigating as it was not a workplace incident, it is providing guidance to the institution to help improve safety protocols and practices.” New Dawn College did not respond to requests for comment.