UPDATE: Worker survives being hit by dump truck

WorksafeBC investigating ‘workplace accident’ in Maple Ridge

  • Nov. 27, 2018 4:50 p.m.

The victim who was hit by a dump truck in east Maple Ridge on Tuesday has survived, with serious injuries.

The accident occurred at approximately 4:30 p.m., when it was already dark and raining, at a property that is the 96th Avenue address for Eastridge Trucking and Excavating Inc.

A landing space was requested near 280th Street for an air ambulance. However, no helicopter was seen, and the injured man was transferred to hospital by ambulance.

RCMP Sgt. Brenda Gresiuk said there was a workplace accident involving a dump truck at around 4:30 p.m.

“WorksafeBC has primary conduct of the investigation and we are assisting as needed. There was one injured man in the incident,” she added.

WorkSafeBC confirmed it is responding to an incident involving a dump truck on 96th Avenue in Maple Ridge, and that preliminary details indicate a worker was seriously injured and transported to hospital.

Worksafe will file an initial inspection report in approximately one week.

 

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