Advertisement

‘She might not walk again’: Angela Entz’s family talks recovery after workplace accident

Click to play video: '‘She might not walk again’: Angela Entz’s family talks recovery after workplace accident' ‘She might not walk again’: Angela Entz’s family talks recovery after workplace accident
The family of a Lethbridge woman whose neck was broken in a workplace accident is talking about her recovery and the doctor's diagnosis. Elaine Van Rootselaar has the story – Jun 2, 2017

Angela Entz, a victim of a workplace accident at a Lethbridge company, remains in a Calgary hospital.

Entz was working at Triple M Housing on May 15th when a large steel frame fell down and struck her.

She was taken to hospital in Lethbridge, and immediately transferred by Stars to Calgary. She suffered a broken neck, a spinal cord injury, and a broken leg.

Entz’s step-father, Josh Entz, says doctors believe she won’t walk again.

READ MORE: Woman suffers broken neck in workplace accident, airlifted to Calgary

“No feeling whatsoever, no feeling, can’t feel her toes,” Entz said. “She’s totally, totally paralyzed from the chest down… there’s been a lot taken away from her. I mean… there’s a possibility of change, we have to count on higher power than us here to change that”

Story continues below advertisement

He says Angela is frustrated by the diagnosis and just wants to get on with her life.

“She appears to be fully aware of what happened, that she got hurt, that she might not walk again, and she’s getting upset”

READ MORE: Alberta clarifies rules on investigations into workplace injuries and deaths

As seen on the growing comments and donations on a GoFundMe page, as well as an upcoming silent auction at Tailwind Equestrian on June 16, Angela is well loved by her community.

Josh Entz said the doctors say it’s a long road to recovery, and that they’ll spend a lot of time in the hospital in Calgary.

“We were told that it’s going to be six months before she gets home, and two years before we see the full extent of [it].”

READ MORE: Vancouver Island woman pleads for workplace safety changes after fatal accident

Alberta Labour is investigating the incident, and won’t comment until that’s complete, a process that can take up to two years.

Angela worked for Triple M Housing for close to ten years. Given multiple opportunities to speak about the incident, or the investigation, Triple M has so far declined.

Advertisement

Sponsored content