Worker in serious condition after incident at Calgary construction site

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WATCH: Occupational Health and Safety is investigating after a worker was seriously injured at a construction site in southeast Calgary. Cami Kepke reports – May 13, 2019

Editor’s note: Calgary police originally told Global News the man suffered life-threatening injuries. Police later clarified the man’s injuries were “life-altering.” This story has been updated to reflect that change.

A worker was taken to hospital with serious, “life-altering” injuries from a construction site in southeast Calgary on Monday, according to police.

Calgary police said emergency responders were called to a construction site at 90 Avenue and 40 Street S.E. at about 12:20 p.m. for reports of an injury.

EMS said the man was taken to the Foothills Medical Centre with “multiple serious injuries” and that Occupational Health and Safety was involved.

Calgary police said the man, who is approximately 36 years old, was working on the road in a compactor machine that rolled over, crushing him.

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The traffic reconstruction team was on the scene as of 1:50 p.m. helping with the investigation, as the incident happened on a public roadway.

According to the City of Calgary construction and road closure map, a road closure is in place at the intersection of 90 Avenue and 40 Street S.E. for construction work, which began on May 6.

Calgary police investigators on the scene of a construction site incident that left a man seriously injured on Monday, May 13. Cami Kepke/Global News

The City of Calgary said the injured man was a contractor and not a city employee.

More to come…

— With files from Global News’ Cami Kepke

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