2 Enmax employees seriously injured in fall while working on power lines

Two Enmax employees working on overhead power lines were rushed to hospital early Sunday after being thrown from their bucket-lift truck in southeast Calgary.

Around 3 a.m., paramedics responded to an LRT tunnel at 42nd Avenue near First Street S.E.

According to EMS spokesperson Stuart Brideaux, the men were working on power lines from a vehicle adapted to drive on LRT tracks when the truck began to slide down a hill towards the entrance of the tunnel.

The vehicle was moving at a relatively low speed when it hit LRT infrastructure and the men were thrown from the buckets to the ground from a distance of around six metres, EMS said.

Both men were taken to hospital in serious, but stable condition. One worker, a man in his early 30s, suffered head and back injuries. The other man, in his early 20s, suffered head, back and arm injuries.

Police and Enmax are investigating the incident.

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