Life-threatening accident at CGC

To The Haldimand Press

HAGERSVILLE—Haldimand OPP and paramedics were called to a workplace accident on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 2:44 p.m. to the Canadian Gypsum Corporation Plant (CGC) on Third Line in Hagersville where it was reported that a large rock had fallen onto an employee, causing serious injuries.

OPP investigation determined that two males were working together in the underground mine when a large slab of rock fell onto the two men, trapping one of them under the rock.

A 27-year-old male from Haldimand was pinned underneath the slab of rock and employees nearby worked to remove it from him. Haldimand paramedics transported the male to an out-of-town hospital with life-threatening injuries. The male was still in hospital as of press time; his status was unknown.

The other male, a 23-year-old also from Haldimand, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local area hospital and later released.

The Ministry of Labour was notified and will be investigating the workplace accident.

 

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