Five injured in Vancouver scaffold collapse

30 October 2012

Five workers were injured in a scaffolding collapse Oct. 25 in Shaughnessy, Vancouver, Canada.

The workers fell almost 10 feet while installing a staircase at a home near the 1500 block of West 28th Ave. near Granville St. in Shaughnessy.

The workers had been installing 396-pound (180 kg) segments of a staircase at the home when the scaffold collapsed. The staircase sections they had been installing stayed in place, according to reports.

All five, who were working with South Fraser Stairs, are in in serious condition at a Vancouver-area hospital.

WorkSafe B.C. officials are investigating.

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