Student Injured by Falling Scaffolding
Editors’ Note: Once again, this story underlines the even HIGHER standard for scaffolding operations near the general public.
From City News….
The incident happened Monday outside of Palmerston Avenue Junior Public School, near Bloor Street and Bathurst Street, when a piece of construction material fell and hit a young girl.
The student was taken for a medical assessment and will be fine, according to TDSB spokesperson Ryan Bird.
School staff moved students to a separate building as a precaution until the scaffolding could be checked, Bird said in a statement. “An inspection by the contractor followed and when the school received assurances that the scaffolding was safe, students were permitted to return.”
Work on the project has been paused until the board is certain “it can resume safely.”