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Air ambulance used to transport hydro worker with life threatening injuries in Ontario


September 28, 2022
By The Canadian Press

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A Leonardo AW139 air ambulance on helipad at night. Photo: ORNGE

By Cory Bilyea, Wingham Advance Times

A hydro worker was sent to an out-of-area hospital with life-threatening injuries after what Huron County OPP is calling an apparent electrocution just outside of Wingham, Ont., on Sunday.

A media release said that the Huron County OPP and Huron County Paramedic Services responded to a call on Howick-Turnberry Road between Bok Line and Gilmour Line at approximately 10:44 a.m. on Sept. 25.

The Ministry of Labour was notified and attended the scene to assist with the investigation.

Howick-Turnberry Road was closed temporarily for the investigation.

OPP Provincial Constable Jamie Stanley said, “The injured worker was transferred by land ambulance then was airlifted by Air Ornge to a trauma center.”

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In an update provided on Sept. 25, Stanley said the injured party is doing much better and is in stable condition.

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