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2 injured after roof collapses on Blainville construction site

The residential building was undergoing construction to become condos. TVA

Two construction workers were sent to hospital after a roof collapsed on their worksite in Blainville in southwestern Quebec on Monday.

According to Claude Deschuymer, director of the Blainville fire department, authorities were called to Carmelle-Boutin Street at 12:55 p.m. after the second and third floors collapsed onto the first.

Deschuymer said there were five construction workers on site but only two were injured.

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One man suffered a serious head injury and the other man suffered a leg injury, said Deschuymer. He could not confirm the age of either victim.

The residential building was undergoing construction to become condos.

Both victims were transported to hospital.

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Quebec’s worker health and safety board (CNESST), as well as the fire department and police, were on site to investigate the circumstances around the incident.

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