EDMONTON — A 18-year-old man is recovering in hospital after falling and getting trapped in a 12-foot shaft at a housing construction site on Thursday, hours before Occupational Health and Safety kicked off an inspection campaign.
Just before 9:30 a.m., emergency crews responded to a massive condo complex under construction.
Sgt. Sam Najmeddine said the man was cribbing — helping to build foundation walls — when it appears he lost his footing inside the 12-foot-deep cement shaft, falling a half-metre.
The man was unconscious when pulled from the shaft by fire rescue crews. In hospital, he regained consciousness and was able to speak.
"It appears he'll make a full recovery. He'll have some injuries, nothing life threatening," said Najmeddine, noting the file has since been turned over to Occupational Health and Safety.