Firefighters free worker pinned in semi trailer mishap

A woman was taken to hospital in Whitehorse yesterday morning after being pinned inside a semi-trailer.

A woman was taken to hospital in Whitehorse yesterday morning after being pinned inside a semi-trailer.

Yukon’s occupational health and safety officials are investigating the workplace accident at the Canadian Freightways trucking company on Calcite Rd.

OHS spokesperson Richard Mostyn said the woman was inside the trailer helping to either load or unload the truck when the items on the forklift shifted, fell and pinned her inside.

Whitehorse firefighters were able to rescue the woman and she was taken to hospital. There is no word on her condition. CBC News reported that she was conscious and talking with firefighters during the rescue.

The workplace was temporarily closed so safety officials could investigate. Canadian Freightways has since been approved to resume work.

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