NEWMARKET, ONT. — A worker who was trapped under a beam at the Postmark Hotel under construction in Newmarket was taken to the hospital by air ambulance with serious injuries yesterday (Feb. 27).
Emergency crews were called to the hotel on Main Street in Newmarket just before 1 p.m.
“We received a call around 12:55 p.m. that a male worker was trapped under a beam and was transported to hospital by air ambulance,” a media relations officer with York Regional Police wrote in an email to the Daily Commercial News.
According to various media reports, a crane collapsed onsite, leading to the worker’s injury.
The constructor is Streetcar Construction Limited and the employer is Innovative Metal Works Inc.
The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development was notified of the incident. An inspector and engineer attended the scene.
One requirement was issued to the constructor, Streetcar Construction Limited.
The investigation is ongoing.