October 21, 2013
Flagger seriously injured on Vancouver Island
WorkSafe B.C. officers are investigating the cause of an incident in which a female traffic control person was run over by a dump truck at a construction site in Duncan, B.C., and subsequently taken to hospital in serious condition.
“There was a flagger actively conducting traffic on a city street in Duncan, I believe as part of a paving operation,” said WorkSafeBC spokeswoman Ally Skinner-Reynolds.
“It seems as though she was struck by a reversing truck that was pushing a pup trailer. She was airlifted to Victoria General hospital with critical injuries.”
The incident happened at about 10:30 am on Oct. 21 in Duncan and the female traffic control person was employed by Island Traffic Group.
“We are still trying to figure out why the flagger was behind the truck because you are never supposed to go behind a truck without telling the driver or being in the driver’s side view mirror,” said Diane Herback, spokesperson for the B.C. Flagging Association.
Initially there was a report that the worker was killed in the incident but it was determined later that the B.C. Coroner Service was not needed at the scene.
“The coroner was on the site because they thought she was dead. She is still alive but fighting for her life,” Herback said. WorkSafeBC officers were on the scene of the incident shortly after it happened and returned the next day to continue their investigation.
Skinner-Reynolds said the incident took place at a multi-employer construction site.
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