Worker in stable condition after 'serious workplace accident' at Aurora Ford

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Lee Cawson, vice-president of the Aurora Group of Companies, said the injured worker is in stable condition at Stanton Territorial Hospital. He said he expects the dealership to be open Tuesday, following an investigation into the cause of the accident by the Workers' Safety and Compensation Commission Monday.
Lee Cawson, vice-president of the Aurora Group of Companies, said the injured worker is in stable condition at Stanton Territorial Hospital. He said he expects the dealership to be open Tuesday, following an investigation into the cause of the accident by the Workers' Safety and Compensation Commission Monday.

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A worker at Yellowknife's Aurora Ford is in stable condition in the intensive care unit at Stanton Territorial Hospital following a "serious workplace accident" Saturday afternoon, the business confirmed.

According to Lee Cawson, vice-president of the Aurora Group of Companies, the individual was injured in an electrical incident that happened in the dealership's service department around 3 p.m.

Cawson said late Monday morning that he was told the individual is in stable condition.

In a news release, the Ford dealership said emergency services were immediately called "while staff performed first aid on site."

The dealership was closed Monday as the Workers' Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) conducts an investigation into the cause of the incident.

"Assuming everything goes smoothly with the investigation, I expect we'll be open tomorrow," said Cawson, "but we'll have to play that by ear a little bit."

He added that the company is providing support for its employees through its employee family assistance plan and has also found, with the help of the RCMP's victim services, a counsellor for employees to speak to individually, if they want.

In an email to CBC, a spokesperson with the WSCC said it is aware of the incident and is conducting an inspection.

"Further information for public release is not available at this time," reads the email.