A worker was taken to hospital Thursday afternoon with critical injuries after being electrocuted while on the job at the under-construction Amazon Canada warehouse at the southern edge of Edmonton.
Alberta Health Services said EMS responded just after 12:30 p.m. to the work site in Leduc County. The facility is located at the Border Business Park in Nisku (1440 – 39 Ave.), directly south of Edmonton’s city limit at 41 Avenue SW.
Paramedics took a man to hospital in critical, life-threatening condition, AHS said. He suffered “electric shock-related injuries,” according to Alberta’s Labour and Immigration press secretary, Brittany Baltimore.
Occupational Health and Safety is investigating, she said, but a stop-work order had not been issued.
One of the principal partners for Dawson Wallace, the general contractor company for the project, said the worker was a subcontractor but did not provide any other details.
No other information about what happened was available.
The developer of the site, ONE Properties, said in a statement it is aware of the incident and “our thoughts are with the worker and his family.”
Amazon’s one-million-square-foot fulfillment centre in Leduc County is supposed to open this spring and employ 600 people.
Once complete, the massive building, which is projected to cost $120 million to build, will be the size of 21 football fields.
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