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Investigation underway after construction worker seriously injured

A man working at a Bedford construction site suffered a serious headinjury when he fell off the roof of a home and hit his head on a rockmid-Thursday morning.


A man working at a Bedford construction site suffered a serious head injury when he fell off the roof of a home and hit his head on a rock mid-Thursday morning.

Paul Maynard of Emergency Health Services said they were called at 9:42 a.m. to the site of a home being built on Sentry Court in the Larry Uteck subdivision and rushed the man -- said to be in his late 20s -- to the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax.

Maynard listed the man’s condition as serious when contacted Thursday afternoon. The man suffered a serious head injury

“It was certainly life-threatening injuries from the fall,” said Maynard, estimating he fell about 20-ft. to the ground.

Ambulance, fire and police all arrived to the scene of the accident. Halifax Regional Police Const. Brian Palmeter said they’re considering the fall a workplace accident.

The provincial Department of Labour is now investigating the incident and were on site Thursday.

 
 
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