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Worker seriously injured during fall into St. John's harbour Saturday afternoon

A worker suffered a serious injury during a fall into St. John's harbour Saturday. Here, emergency workers and co-workers check on the victim before he is taken to hospital.
A worker suffered a serious injury during a fall into St. John's harbour Saturday. Here, emergency workers and co-workers check on the victim before he is taken to hospital.

A worker suffered a serious injury Saturday afternoon during a fall into water at a wharf construction site in St. John’s harbour.

A worker suffered a serious injury during a fall into St. John's harbour Saturday. Here, emergency workers and co-workers check on the victim before he is taken to hospital.

An official with the St. John’s Regional fire department said the 34-year-old man fell about five meters during the incident and had to be rescued by co-workers who used a small boat to reach the him. The workers then brought the victim to shore where he was treated by Eastern Health paramedics and taken to hospital with a serious foot injury. The man was wearing a life-jacket. The investigation into the incident was turned over to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and occupational health and safety officials.

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