Worker injured in LRT tunnel Saturday suffered only minor injuries: Paramedics

Ottawa Paramedics are now saying a 40-year-old man, working in the downtown LRT tunnel Saturday afternoon, suffered only minor injuries after being hit in the head with a large hose.

Ottawa Fire said Saturday that a full technical response was dispatched to the Kent and Queen entrance to the tunnel. Paramedics said in a release Sunday they had been called for a "traumatic" injury.

The worker was assessed on scene and helped by Paramedics into an ambulance, and then taken to hospital as a precaution in stable condition.

This comes a week after another worker was injured, prompting work on Parliament Station to be halted for several days.

Paramedics had told CTV Ottawa they were ordered not to comment on LRT-related incidents. City Staff later told CTV that was a midunderstanding.

#Breaking: Paramedics tell @ctvottawa that city staff ordered them not to comment on LRT related incidents regarding worker injuries

— Annie BergeronOliver (@AnnieClaireBO) March 19, 2017

After numerous attempts to contact the city since incident Saturday, staff now say it "was a misunderstanding." Paramedic release pending.

— Annie BergeronOliver (@AnnieClaireBO) March 19, 2017

City says paramedics thought the city media relations would send out a release but that its "voicemail was not properly set up Saturday"

— Annie BergeronOliver (@AnnieClaireBO) March 19, 2017

City says when this came to its attention, it notified paramedics who issued a press release. @ctvottawa

— Annie BergeronOliver (@AnnieClaireBO) March 19, 2017

The Ministry of Labour has been notified about the incident.

 

With files from CTV Ottawa's Annie Bergeron-Oliver