Crane accident injures 3 at Surrey construction site
Published Monday, May 12, 2014 11:49AM PDT Last Updated Monday, May 12, 2014 7:40PM PDT
WorkSafe BC has launched an investigation following a serious accident at a Surrey construction site that sent three people to hospital.
The agency says building materials were being delivered by crane to a site at 152nd Street and 102 Avenue, just behind the Guildford Library, when material broke loose and struck three construction workers.
The incident happened around 10:30 a.m. Monday morning.
Two people are in critical condition at Royal Columbian Hospital and a third victim is in stable condition at Surrey Memorial Hospital.
Worksafe BC says two of the victims are employed by Viaduct, a contractor at the work site, and the third person works for Convoy Building Materials, the delivery company.
A prevention officer is now determining what led to the incident, including the crane condition or setup, or any training or supervision issues.
A crane specialist and engineer have been brought in to assist the investigation.
A total of 6,629 construction workers have reported being struck by objects on general work sites in the past five years in B.C.