The Colwood Fire Department's aerial tower ladder truck was used to bring an injured worker down from the roof of the office building at Eagle Creek Village on Wednesday morning.

Injured worker removed from roof of Eagle Creek office building

Dramatic aerial rescue sees traffic diverted through shopping centre

View Royal and Colwood fire crews teamed up for a dramatic rescue of an injured man from the roof of the office building at Eagle Creek Village on Wednesday morning.

A View Royal Fire Rescue crew arrived shortly after 8 a.m. to find that the man, who had been working on the site, had injured his back and was unable to be moved off the roof by conventional methods. Access to the roof of the building from the top floor is by a “ship’s ladder,” said View Royal Fire Chief Paul Hurst.

“Given the complexity of the situation and the necessity to evacuate the injured worker off the roof, a mutual aid call was requested to the City of Colwood for its tower ladder,” Hurst said.

The Colwood aerial truck’s ladder extends 100 feet and was able to reach the top of the building. After the injured worker was treated by paramedics on the roof, firefighters loaded the patient onto the tower ladder platform. He was brought down to the ground and loaded into the waiting ambulance for transport across the road to the VGH emergency ward.

No word was immediately available on the man’s condition, but his injury was listed as “traumatic.”

In all, the crew of 10 firefighters and four paramedics needed about 45 minutes to execute the rescue. Traffic on Helmcken Road at Watkiss Way was diverted through the Eagle Creek Village shopping centre.

editor@goldstreamgazette.com

 

Just Posted

VicPD notify public of sexual assault with weapon in Esquimalt

Officers ask residents to be vigilant while investigation continues

Surprise coming to elderly Esquimalt woman who had $1,100 stolen from purse

Man had bumped into her while she was shopping, next thing she knew, the money was gone

VIATEC’s 2018 “Startup of the Year” heads to Vegas for global spotlight

Victoria-based boat security company Barnacle Systems set for Consumer Electronics Show

Man dies after fall from Johnson Street Bridge

Man climbed railing of the Johnson Street Bridge, lost his balance and fell into the water below

Mommy’s Inside Voice: Santa is real

The holidays are a truly magical time of year

Langford elementary school kids test their hand at entrepreneurship

Students sold their own products at a Young Entrepreneurs Fair Friday

POLL: Are you dreaming of a white Christmas?

The rain Vancouver Island is famous for is coming down in buckets,… Continue reading

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Dec. 11, 2018

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Boeser has 2 points as Canucks ground Flyers 5-1

WATCH: Vancouver has little trouble with slumping Philly side

B.C. animation team the ‘heart’ of new ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’

The animators, largely based in Vancouver, ultimately came up with a creative technique that is drawing praise

Light at the end of the tunnel for UN climate talks

Meeting in Katowice was meant to finalize how countries report their emissions of greenhouses gases

Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, Nicks join Rock Hall of Fame

Radiohead, the Cure, Roxy Music and the Zombies will also be ushered in at the 34th induction ceremony

Supreme Court affirms privacy rights for Canadians who share a computer

Section 8 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects Canadians against unreasonable search and seizure

‘Ghost bikes’ installed to remember teen cyclists who died in Port Alberni

Cycle Alberni installs memorials to remember teens, remind all about road safety

Most Read