Friday, May 9, 2014

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A Freak Accident

Teen pedestrians injured after scissor lift falls over on Yale Rd.

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A Chilliwack RCMP officer kept traffic moving after a scissor lift fell injuring two girls on Thursday.

 

t around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, two teen girls were walking on the north side of Yale Rd. when a scissor lift suddenly tipped over and fell on them.

 

According to a person at the scene, one of the victims suffered a gash to the head. Both were transported to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

 

RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Len vanNieuwenhuizen confirmed on Friday that WorkSafe BC will be investigating the accident.

 

The lift had a large banner attached to it and it was windy at the time. It's not known if the wind, banner or if an improperly parked machine were factors in the accident.

More details later.

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