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Industrial accident results in serious injuries

Thursday, January 10, 2013   by: SooToday.com Staff

OPP NEWS RELEASE

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Industrial accident being investigated - Serious injuries

FISHER TWP - Sault Ste. Marie OPP and the Ministry of Labour are investigating an industrial accident that occurred on Carp Road in Fisher Township at approximately 4 p.m. on January 9, 2013.

An employee of a trucking company was located on the side of the Carp Road, unconscious.

A 48-year-old male was transported by air ambulance (ORNGE) to Sudbury Hospital with serious life-threatening injuries.

The investigation is continuing.
 
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Stevie-E 1/10/2013 9:39:08 AM Report

Why do we have a multi-million dollar hospital here if we still have to be flown to Sudbury for these types of things?

Entity 1/10/2013 9:44:50 AM Report

They just wanted to use the ORNGE air ambulance for something other than stealing taxpayer money.
rcamp211 1/10/2013 9:48:14 AM Report

sudbury hospital deals with head injury.i hope the person will be ok
CEO 1/10/2013 9:57:05 AM Report

We may have to hospital, but we do not have the specialists that Sudbury has. I hope everything turns out for the best.
Slim Shady 1/10/2013 10:22:25 AM Report

You guys are too much? This isn't Southern Ontario! Not every hospital can have a Neurosurgeon on standby? Each hospital specializes in something.

The helicopter is a waste of taxpayer's money? You idiot! How do you want to get a person in rural areas like, Leeburn or whatever, that is has is arm cut off to the nearest facility in a timely fashion? What we shoul drive himm 4 hours to Sudbury so he can bleed to death?

You keyboard warriors kill me.
Jitterbug 1/10/2013 10:45:53 AM Report

This poor person is lucky to have been found in time on that carp rd.There are designated air evac sites throught the wilderness areas,for loggers and sportsmen alike.Time is critical in trauma cases,its known as the golden hour,after that its up to God!
jojo12345 1/10/2013 11:13:40 AM Report

because they love to spend money and raise tax
mallet 1/10/2013 11:26:17 AM Report

I just hope none of you people who critize air ambulances and major trauma centres, never have to have yourselves or loved ones in a position to have to use them. Many of you complain about the cost of everything medical but if you wanted to have all the resouces at every hospital, you would really have something to complain about...
Just Curious 1/10/2013 11:36:25 AM Report

Mallet and Slimshady; With both of you on this. If it's you or yours it makes all the difference in the world. You can tell the posters who have never had to go thru something like this..Been there,both for myself and for family, and expense doesn't even get put into the equation....
Clean Crazy Cleaning Service 1/10/2013 11:38:29 AM Report

these are the same people who do not move over for an emergency vehicle on the road and then cry to the media because they want to know why it took so long for 911 to reach them in their time of need.

I do not know much of this particular incident and cannot make assumptions for my next comments but... when will the ministry of labour actually do something about the companies in this city putting our construction workers in jeopardy forcing them to do jobs they are either not trained to do or are in safe perimeters? Quote from one local company to their workers is do the job and if you dont want to do it find another job. Safe or not!

Too many companies busy counting their coins than paying attention to workplace safety, and the people at workplace safety are in la la land believing that workers can just say no to a job.

I hope this man was not subject to my previous statement and is well on their way to recovery.
elanjoe 1/10/2013 11:57:01 AM Report

logging incident
KMF61MCF 1/10/2013 12:37:23 PM Report

God Bless this person. Hope everything turns out for the good.
Stevie-E 1/10/2013 1:36:12 PM Report

It was a simple question. Why aren't there proper facilities to handle these incidents. This was supposed to be then end-all for health care in the Soo, yet I still have personal friends having to leave town to get treatment.

Soo Michigan seems to be better set up, heck Petoskey can rival some of the Southern Ontario, hospitals.

The problem is that CANADA is making it too easy for doctor's to LEAVE CANADA after they finish school. If I was promised $300-$500k after school at a big hospital, I would jump on it in a second.

Doctors are underpaid here to begin with, and should be required, as Canadian citizens, to remain in the country a minimum of 5 years to practice in their field here before considering on moving elsewhere. Another stipulation is that they have to move to a place where there is a demand (such as smaller towns, rural areas, etc).

This can work but our government needs to act for anything to happen.
Ricatoni 1/10/2013 8:15:11 PM Report

Just another industrial accident!!!!!!! The price of doing businness in Ontario......workers continue to die in Ontario all in the name of GREED for business people!!!!!!!!!! well at least we got 10 days into the new year before the first accident ehh orazetti??? you must be so proud of your goverment and their track record in Ontario????????
liberals and conservatives idea = some people must die in the name of profit......thats just how it works in Ontario folks....
zeke_1979 1/10/2013 9:35:47 PM Report

@ Stevie-E: So you're saying that not only do doctors have to pay $50000-100000 for their education, but they also are going to be held in Canada 5 years even though they owe nothing to the government? WTF?!?!?!?

Maybe you should give your head a shake.
Pete B 1/12/2013 4:33:22 PM Report

The person involved in this accident is very expeirenced in this type of industry, a very well rounded wealth of knowledge in all areas of the industry the accident happened, it was an accident, he is in sudbury and coming around, most of his ribs are broken he has a punctured lung and a bad head injury, unkown what the extent of brain injury yet. someone was on there way to assist this person with an other issue prior to the accident causing his injury, lucky too or he may not have made it! all my best to this person and family in in his long road to recovery.
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