Floor collapses on work site, five construction workers injured

Provincial regulator investigating incident at new seniors' complex

Floor collapses on work site, five construction workers injured

A building site floor collapsed on Tuesday in Moncton, N.B., leaving several workers injured – though their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

According to a report from CTV News, workers were pouring concrete at a new seniors’ complex on Morton Avenue when a floor collapsed.

Speaking with CTV, Moncton Fire Department Platoon Chief Mike Lake said that he had never responded to a call for a floor collapse in almost 30 years as a firefighter. “A few years back, the side of a wall collapsed in Dieppe, but this is the first time I’ve ever been involved in my career,” he said.

The injured workers at the Faubourg du Mascaret complex were evacuated and taken to hospital. “We had several members arrive on scene along with ambulances and fire and the scene was secured,” said Codiac RCMP Staff Sgt. Dave MacDonnell.

WorkSafeNB is conducting an investigation into the incident, and members of the Crown corporation were also at the scene.

“An investigation allows us to better understand the cause of incidents and is a key element to preventing similar incidents from happening in the future,” said WorkSafeNB’s Laragh Dooly. “Typically, investigations can take several months to complete.”

As the incident is currently under investigation, WorkSafeNB is not able to provide further details at this time.