Hydro One forestry worker seriously injured north of Haliburton
A Hydro One worker suffered life-threatening injuries in a work site accident north of Haliburton on Thursday morning.
Around 10:30 a.m., emergency crews were called to a remote area of Coleman Lake and Kennisis roads for reports that a hydro worker was injured after being struck in the head by a tree he was cutting down. Co-workers on scene helped remove the tree off of the worker.
The area is about 25 kilometres north of Haliburton in the Municipality of Dysart et al.
Emergency responders used snowmobiles and ATVS to reach an injured hydro worker.Harrison Perkins/Special to Global Peterborough
An Ornge air ambulance was initially called from the Ottawa area but was cancelled. Instead, emergency responders utilized snowmobiles to access the scene.
A 25-year-old man was transported out of the work site and then taken via ambulance to Haliburton Highlands Health Services hospital.
As of noon Thursday, there was no available update on the man’s condition.
Global Peterborough has reached out to Hydro One and Haliburton Highlands OPP for comment on the incident.
More to come.