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Worker killed, one injured, on Ottawa construction site

A 48-year-old man was taken to hospital with no vital signs after beingfreed from where he was trapped under a concrete slab at a constructionsite in Sandy Hill. A second man, 36, suffered a fractured leg.

A 48-year-old man was taken to hospital with no vital signs after being freed from where he was trapped under a concrete slab at a construction site in Sandy Hill. A second man, 36, suffered a fractured leg.


Paramedics were called to the incident at a construction site at 18 Malborough Ave. at 1:39 p.m., where they treated the two construction workers, who are employees of Hoskins Restoration Services.


The older worker was trapped under a cement slab. Although conscious when paramedics arrived, the man soon lost consciousness. He was freed by firefighters approximately 30 minutes after crews arrived and at that time had no vital signs, said paramedic spokesman J.P Trottier in an email alert.

“Paramedics initiated advanced resuscitative care, including re-inflations of both lungs, drugs to restart the heart, placed a breathing tube in his lungs and intravenous fluids to increase his blood pressure. The man still
had no vital signs at arrival at hospital,” Trottier wrote.

The younger worker is in stable condition in hospital.

 
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