On Tuesday, July 2, a worker suffered serious injuries after an industrial accident at Irving Shipyard and was then hospitalised. Up to now, there are no details on how the worker fell.
Specifically, the man, 40, was hit by metal from a piece of equipment, then fell, Halifax Regional Police informed in a news release.
The Shipyard commented that the worker was a contractor who was injured while ‘serving a piece of contractor’s equipment.’
After the incident, the Nova Scotia Department of Labour issued a stop-work order in the area of the incident and the affected equipment, however the rest of the yard remains operational.
In addition, the Department, Halifax police and Irving Shipbuilding are conducting an investigation into the accident.
In light of the incident, an online fundraising campaign has been launched for a man who suffered life-threatening injuries. The GoFundMe page was launched by one of his coworkers, who commented that his co-worker was critically injured after a highly-pressurized cover from a sandblasting unit hit his head.
For the time being, the Union has raised about $4,500.