Skip to content

WorkSafeBC investigating serious incident in Madeira Park

Two people transported to hospital for workplace injuries
File photo by Darren Stone/Times Colonist

At 4:51 p.m., BC Emergency Health Services was called to a worksite injury in Madeira Park to transport two people to hospital on June 14. 

Paramedics cared for two people in the 4400 block of Pollock Road. One person was transported by air ambulance to the hospital in critical condition, and another transported by ground ambulance in stable condition. 

A cement pumper truck was pumping over a house to a swimming pool that was being built, when it broke and struck a worker, Pender Harbour Volunteer Fire Department fire chief Jim Cameron told Coast Reporter. Six or seven firefighters attended the scene to assist the ambulance crew. 

WorkSafeBC was notified of the incident shortly after 6 p.m. that day and launched an investigation. 

“The purpose of our investigation is to identify the cause of the incident, including any contributing factors, so that similar incidents can be prevented from happening in the future,” a WorkSafeBC spokesperson said in an email. They could not provide more details at this time.