Window washer seriously injured at Niagara Falls hotel (Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada) - A 26 year old window washer was airlifted to hospital in critical condition after becoming entangled in the rigging of the platform he was on 53 storeys high. Shortly before 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, emergency crews responded to a 911 call of a man dangling from a window washer-type platform at the Fallsview Blvd. hotel. "When we arrived the man was on the roof of the hotel," said Staff Sgt. Bill Harris of the Niagara Regional Police, adding the man had suffered serious injuries when emergency crews arrived.
An initial investigation suggests the man, who was a sub-contractor working on the property, became entangled in the rigging of the platform and was pulled up to the roof. An air ambulance took the man, who has not been identified, to a Hamilton hospital. The incident is under investigation by the Ministry of Labour.
Window washer injured at Niagara Falls hotel: Emergency services were called to the Niagara Falls Fallsview Hilton Tuesday morning for reports of a man dangling from a window washing platform. The man was taken by air ambulance to Hamilton hospital for treatment of serious injuries. A 26-year-old man working at the Niagara Falls Fallsview Hilton was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after an incident at the 54-storey hotel Tuesday morning. Just before 11:30 a.m., emergency services were called to the hotel at 6361 Fallsview Blvd. for reports of a subcontractor dangling from a window washing platform. The contractor is an employee of Koala Construction.
Ministry of Labour spokesperson William Lin said the man fell from the 53rd floor, but his fall was arrested. By the time Niagara Falls firefighters arrived at the scene, the man's co-workers had pulled him back onto the roof and had begun administering first aid. He was later treated by paramedics. An Ornge air ambulance was called in and picked him up from the Imax theatre parking lot to take him to Hamilton General Hospital for serious injuries. The scene was held for the Niagara Regional Police forensic services unit and the Ministry of Labour. Niagara Parks Police also assisted by controlling the hectic scene from the road.
|A contract worker injured at the Hilton Hotel in Niagara Falls was airlifted by Ornge ambulance.|