Thursday, July 16, 2009

Injured Canadian Tow Truck Driver In Stable Condition

Here's the story from The Guardian:
STRATFORD — One man is in stable condition at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital after suffering serious injuries when a tow-truck cable snapped and struck him in the face on Wednesday.
The man, a Shaw’s Towing Service truck operator suspected to be in his early 20s, was attempting to tow a Schurman Concrete truck from a construction site on the corner of Kinlock Road and Stratford Road in Stratford when the cable he was using snapped and struck him in the head.
The man was rushed to the Charlottetown hospital in a semi-conscious state shortly after noon where he was later said to be in stable condition.
RCMP, Stratford Fire Department and Island EMS responded to the incident along with Occupational Health and Safety, which is currently conducting an investigation into the accident.
“We’ll do an investigation into why it happened,” said George Stewart, director of Occupational Health and Safety with the Workers Compensation Board.
“Primarily we will focus on what happened and how we can implement measures to prevent it from happening again.”
Stewart said at this point in the investigation it is too early to say what caused the accident or if charges could potentially be laid, adding it will likely be a couple of weeks before the investigation is complete.
Nobody from Shaw’s Towing Service would comment on the accident.

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