A 42-year-old man was trapped under wreckage for nearly an hour yesterday when the sunroom at the back of his parents’ home collapsed while he was trying to fix it.
A sunroom at 38 Avonlea Road had started to lean over the weekend and Robin Moore was on the porch yesterday morning trying to fix the supports when the structure fell, said his sister, Cathy Tattrie.
Tattrie, who arrived on scene in a panic yesterday after hearing of a roof collapse at her parents’ Ken and Carol Moore’s house, was relieved to learn that injuries were only minor.
While her brother needed extrication, he suffered only minor injuries. Carol Moore, 66, was hit in the head by falling debris. Both were taken to Queensway Carleton Hospital.
Ken Moore, 76, was home but not in the sunroom at the time.
Paramedics responded to a call for a roof collapse at 38 Avonlea Road at around 10:45 a.m. Once inside, paramedics found a 42-year-old man trapped.
“He couldn’t get out, but he was not in undue stress,” said Capt. Ray Balcom, of the fire department’s trench and building collapse team.
The team used air shores to lock the structure in place and improve the structural integrity of the sunroom, said Balcom.
Neighbour Janet Marshall said she was in her front yard when she heard the crash.
“I thought it was a tree, and went down to investigate but couldn’t see anything.”