Structure collapse at Commonwealth Stadium
May 09, 2012
One individual transported to hospital
A contractor doing work in the Eskimos dressing room at Commonwealth Stadium has been transported to hospital following a ceiling collapse on May 9, 2012. The condition of the individual is not known at this time.
Earlier in the day, Edmonton Fire Rescue received a 911 call reporting a “structure collapse” at the Stadium. The first crew on scene confirmed the concrete ceiling had collapsed on and trapped an individual doing work in the Eskimos steam room, a 12-by-12-foot space within the dressing room.
Fire Rescue’s technical rescue team carefully cut away and moved the concrete using special tools. It took about an hour to free the man so paramedics could transport him to hospital. At the time of transport, he was conscious and able to interact with emergency responders.
City of Edmonton staff, including Occupational Health & Safety, were on-site shortly after the incident occurred. “We are taking this matter seriously. The area was not open to the public at the time of the incident and will remain closed until we complete a full investigation into what occurred,” says Joe Kabarchuk, Branch Manager for Building and Landscape Services.
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