Emergency response workers load a man into an ambulance after he fell from the scaffold. – Ashley Fitzpatrick/The Telegram
A man who fell from scaffolding while putting new siding on a home in St. John’s is not believed to have suffered serious injuries.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to a home on Crosbie Road about mid-day today, following a call to 911 from the homeowners.
The worker had fallen from scaffolding erected on one side of the residence.
He was not at the highest point on the scaffolding and fell about “four or five feet,” according to one of the home’s owners. While the fall was not estimated to be far, the homeowner said an ambulance was called to have the worker checked out for any injuries.
Strapped to a spinal board, the worker was loaded onto a responding ambulance. The vehicle remained at the scene for at least 10 minutes thereafter.