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Worker injured in Vancouver following construction accident

RCMP cruiser extensively damaged after being rammed, attacked by a man with an axe near Canora, Sask. File / Global News

VANCOUVER – A construction worker has reportedly been injured by a falling beam at a downtown site yesterday.

Workers were installing a piece of equipment, possibly a window, about 16 to 20 floors up, when it appears the beam fell.

Richards Street was shut down between Georgia Street and Robson Street in Vancouver while emergency crews responded.

WorkSafeBC says the worker is in critical condition.

The work was being done on the Telus Garden building on Richards Street.

It is expected the work site will re-open later today.

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