Worker at Amazon construction site injured, sent to hospital: OHS

Amazon director of Regional Operations Vibhore Arora stands in front of the under construction new fulfillment centre in Leduc County in June 2019. A worker at the site suffered an electric shock and was sent to hospital on Thursday. Greg Southam/Postmedia file Greg Southam / 00087827A

A 25-year-old construction worker at the new Amazon warehouse was taken to hospital Thursday after being injured by an electric shock, according to Occupational Health and Safety (OHS).

OHS confirmed on Friday that a man working at the 1,000,000 square-foot facility in Nisku — about 10 kilometres south of Edmonton — was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The man was an employee of A. Circuit Electric Ltd.

The incident is currently being investigated.

The company did not respond when reached for comment.

A. Circuit Electric was picked to handle the electrical work for the Amazon site in collaboration with Dawson Wallace.

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