/Construction worker falls from fire hall 
A construction worker sustained multiple injuries after falling from the Minden Hills fire hall under construction along Highway 35. /DARREN LUM Staff

Construction worker falls from fire hall 

By Chad Ingram

Published Nov. 21 2017

A construction worker has fallen fromthe new Minden Hills fire hall under construction along Highway 35and has been taken to hospital with multiple injuries.

"We responded to a call"interim fire chief Mike Bekking told the paper. "We had one malepatient."

Bekking said the call was receivedabout 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday Nov. 21. Bekking said the man had fallenfrom the fire hall and was taken to Minden hospital with "severemultiple injuries."

"The trusses have fallen"Bekking said.

According to the Haliburton Highlands OPP two men were ultimately taken to hospital as a result of the roof collapse; a 29-year-old Bracebridge man and a 33-year-old man from Burlington. One was subsequently airlifted to hospital in Toronto.

An email from communications staff with the Ministry of Labour reads "It was reported that a crew of workers were installing trusses when the trusses fell to the ground causing a worker to fall as well. The worker suffered a critical injury. Another worker was struck by the falling trusses. They were taken to hospital to be checked out but not injured."

Huntsville's Greystone Construction Ltd. isbuilding the fire hall and owner Pat Dubé confirmed the injured man was aGreystone employee. Dubé was unsure on Tuesday how the incident had occurredand was looking into details.

The Ministry of Labour continues to investigate.