News

Construction worker injured at Highstreet shopping centre

Fire crews were on the scene Wednesday morning at an industrial accident outside of the Walmart SuperCentre at the Highstreet shopping centre on Mt. Lehman Road.  - Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service
Fire crews were on the scene Wednesday morning at an industrial accident outside of the Walmart SuperCentre at the Highstreet shopping centre on Mt. Lehman Road.
— image credit: Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service

A construction worker was seriously injured Wednesday morning at the new Highstreet shopping centre under construction at Highway 1 and Mt. Lehman Road in Abbotsford.

Assistant Fire Chief Dave Rivett said the worker had been using a scissor lift when he was crushed between the lift and an overhead canopy.

Abbotsford Fire Rescue Services (AFRS) crews arrived just after 8 a.m. The worker was unconscious and suffering from head injuries.

Crews had to use the "jaws of life" to extricate the man from the bucket of the scissor lift.

The worker was first taken to Abbotsford Regional Hospital, and was then airlifted to Royal Columbian Hospital's trauma centre.

His condition is not known at this time.

This was the second industrial accident in Abbotsford in less than 24 hours. Another man was seriously injured at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday when he was crushed between two pieces of machinery at Mutual Materials at 2979 McCallum Rd.

He was also airlifted to Royal Columbian Hospital.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Arrests of pipeline protesters in Burnaby signal start of long battle
 
Thousands turn out for 2nd Annual Tree Lighting Show
 
Christmas Artisan Market boasts many unique items
New buses for Abbotsford students
 
Cyrus Centre celebrates 10 years of supporting at-risk youth
 
Transportation priorities named by chamber
RCMP members recognized for bravery
 
Q&A: Ex-transportation ministers criticize referendum, discuss TransLink
 
Two police officers hospitalized after being rammed by stolen truck in Surrey

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 21 edition online now. Browse the archives.