On Friday afternoon, a construction accident in downtown Calgary killed a construction worker who was working as a rigger on the 21st floor. Early reports stated that the 27-year-old worker fell 10 storeys, but a Calgary policeman said he was crushed when 1,800 kilograms of building materials slipped out of a crane sling.
The construction worker was pronounced dead at the scene of the crane accident.
Workers who were completing projects nearby said they heard a loud thud and that rain and wind made for difficult and potentially dangerous working conditions. Police that Occupational Health and Safety investigators along with the chief medical examiner are now looking into the construction accident.
Calgary construction worker crushed to death in crane accident, AOL News, May 8, 2009
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