Explosion sends worker to Toronto hospital

By Chad Ingram

A worker on a residential construction site in Highlands East was airlifted to hospital in Toronto with serious injuries after an explosion on the property on the morning of Wednesday March 4.

According to the OPP the worker who’s an employee of a Fenelon Falls-based construction company was the sole person working on the site on Aspen Lane at the time and was taken to a local hospital by ambulance before being transported to Toronto by Ornge Air Ambulance.

“It was reported a worker sustained injuries while starting up a propane salamander heater when it exploded” a spokesperson for the Ontario Ministry of Labour told the Echo. A ministry inspector and a representative from the Ontario Fire Marshal’s office visited the site and are performing investigations.