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Worker pinned under bucket of tipped picker truck in north Edmonton

Worker pinned under bucket of tipped picker truck in north Edmonton
WATCH ABOVE: A worker was rescued Friday afternoon after the bucket truck he was working in fell over and trapped him. Julia Wong has the details.

Fire trucks and EMS vehicles were called to a scene just south of Yellowhead Trail Friday morning after a truck fell over and the person inside the bucket was trapped.

Fire crews lifted the bucket up to rescue the worker.

One male worker, who was inside the bucket, was taken to hospital, according to district fire chief Brian Hermanutz.

He described the worker’s injuries as non-life-threatening. The worker was conscious and breathing but the district fire chief said significant injuries were sustained to the lower body and there were upper body injuries as well. The worker was pinned from the waist down, he said.

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Hermanutz called the incident an accident.

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“They had the boom set up and it came down. We’re unsure why or how it came down but it came down with the worker in the bucket,” he said.

“The bucket collapsed on him and he was pinned in the bucket.”

Several emergency crews were seen near 125 Avenue and 75 Street at around noon. Firefighters taped off a section of the property.

A worker said the company involved, Commercial Industries Ltd., was doing work taking down light poles on the lot.

The company declined comment.

Occupational Health and Safety has been notified and is investigating.

A worker was taken to hospital after this vehicle tipped over, trapping them under the truck’s bucket, on Jan. 3, 2020.
A worker was taken to hospital after this vehicle tipped over, trapping them under the truck’s bucket, on Jan. 3, 2020. Eric Beck, Global News
A worker was taken to hospital after this vehicle tipped over, trapping them under the truck’s bucket, on Jan. 3, 2020.
A worker was taken to hospital after this vehicle tipped over, trapping them under the truck’s bucket, on Jan. 3, 2020. Eric Beck, Global News
Emergency crews respond to a scene near 125 Avenue and 75 Street in Edmonton on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020.
Emergency crews respond to a scene near 125 Avenue and 75 Street in Edmonton on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. Julia Wong, Global News
Emergency crews respond to a scene near 125 Avenue and 75 Street in Edmonton on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020.
Emergency crews respond to a scene near 125 Avenue and 75 Street in Edmonton on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. Julia Wong, Global News
Emergency crews respond to a scene near 125 Avenue and 75 Street in Edmonton on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020.
Emergency crews respond to a scene near 125 Avenue and 75 Street in Edmonton on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. Julia Wong, Global News