OId Calais Hospital Roof Collapses, Partially Traps Demolition Worker

Catherine Pegram

Updated 4 years ago

A beam from a roof being demolished at the old Calais Regional Hospital gave way, partially trapping one of the workers on the project. Fire Chief Dan Carlow says crews were taking apart a 20-foot section of the roof on the South Street building this afternoon when it collapsed instead. Carlow says a support beam covered in cement fell on one of the workers, trapping his legs beneath it. Rescue crews used Jaws of Life equipment and wedging blocks to lift the beam. Emergency responders from Saint Stephen, New Brunswick were also called in to help. Carlow says the worker was alert and conscious and was taken to the hospital with broken bones. No word on the man’s condition but Carlow says the injuries didn’t appear life-threatening.


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