Work has resumed on a seniors’ complex, which blew its top, literally last week. Two workers were injured when wind toppled some roof trusses.
Construction on a seniors complex in Bay Roberts has resumed after two men who were working on the building were injured last Wednesday, Dec 9.
The workers were putting roof trusses (weighing 400 pounds each) in place when strong winds caused the trusses to topple over.
One of the workers from Markland, Trinity Bay, fell about 10 feet to the ground, while a second man from New Harbour, was pinned between the fallen trusses and scaffolding.
Both received minor injuries and were taken to Carbonear General Hospital and later released.
The job site was shut down immediately and members of the Trinity Conception District RCMP carried out an investigation.
“ There was no involvement of anything negligent or criminal in this case,” said Sgt. Rick Budden. “It was just an unfortunate situation, but fortunate in the sense that no one was seriously hurt.”
As of last Friday Dec. 11, the men were still recovering from their injuries at home.
Meanwhile Occupational Health and Safety engineers are continuing their investigation.
INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT - Strong winds caused the roof trusses on this seniors complex in Bay Roberts to topple over injuring two workers from Trinity Bay last week. The accident occurred last Wednesday, Dc. 9.