Worker injured after home under construction partially collapses in Oakville

Worker injured after home under construction partially collapses in Oakville
OAKVILLE HOME COLLAPSES: Construction worker taken to hospital after being trapped under rubble
A male worker has been transported to hospital with serious injuries after being trapped under a partial collapsed home under construction in Oakville this afternoon (Wednesday).

Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the Sabel Street home — in the Lakeshore Road and Bronte Road area — at about 12:30 p.m.

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The patient, after being trapped on the first floor by second-floor debris, was extricated by airbags and transported to hospital by Halton EMS. Hed been trapped for roughly 30 minutes, during which he was conscious and breathing.

Theyre clearly working on the second floor, so somehow the floor had given way, whether it was something to do with the structure itself or the winds, whatever the case maybe, its still undetermined, Glenn told reporters at the scene.

A worker was injured after a home under construction partially collapsed in Oakville on Sept. 26, 2018.

I do know he was complaining of some serious injuries to his body, so Im hopeful that the person will recover, its just undetermined at this point, he said.

A worker was seriously injured after a home under construction partially collapsed in Oakville on Wednesday.

Oakville Fire Deputy Chief Andy Glenn said the man had fallen through the floor and was stuck underneath a large load of lumber. No one else was injured.

Fire officials said there were at least three people working inside the home when a portion of the wood structure collapsed.

Halton police said the worker, who was located near the garage area, sustained a leg injury. No other workers were hurt.

Emergency crews survey the scene where a man became trapped under a house under construction in Oakville on September 26, 2018.

Deputy fire chief says its still unclear why the floor collapsed. He says typically at building sites high winds are the problem. But today the winds were not that strong – more via @globalnewsto pic.twitter.com/2ilQJsooMi

Firefighters at the scene of a partial home collapse in Oakville on September 26, 2018. (Andrew Collins/CTV News Toronto)

Male worker rescued from a house collapse on Sabel Street in #Oakville. Victim transported by @HaltonMedics207 with serious injuries. @oakvillefire says they had to use caution to prevent further collapse. pic.twitter.com/IYcr0kMdc9