Blow­ing top

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.

Bill Bow­man/The Com­pass

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.

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