LETHBRIDGE: A work place accident sent a 55-year old city man to hospital with a potentially
life-threatening injury Wednesday morning.
At about 9:45, the man was feeding a four metre lumber into a rip saw at
Triple-M Housing at 3501 Griffen Road North. A piece of wood pierced the
worker's neck when the lumber caught on the blade and was thrown back out.
The man was first taken to the Regional Hospital and then flown by STARS to
Calgary hospital. He is in stable condition.
Occupational Health and Safety spokeswoman Sorcha Thomas told
Country-95 News that a "stop-use" order was issued on the saw involved and they
investigate. She noted, "Our officers will look at all factors of the incident
and if charges are warranted the province has up to two years to file the
Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 3/9/2014 9:29:50 AM
Source: Dori Modney -- Country 95 News Photo of production floor at Triple-M