On Monday afternoon, at 24 Snowberry Way, two firefighters got injured after falling through the floor that was collapsing. The two were volunteer firefighters who were fighting fire in a house in Stittsville, at the Southwest of Ottawa.
The Ottawa Fire Services say that the two fell into the basement, through the main floor. It is believed that the electric panel in the basement caused the fire after an electrical surge. But investigations on the incidence continue.
The two were rushed to a hospital and were listed as in stable condition. One of the firefighters who fell through the collapsing floor had to be rescued from the building. He was in an induced coma, but by Tuesday the Fire Chief informed the public that he was expected to recover, fully.
Common causes of personal injuries
Stop for a minute and think of the number of people that you know that have been injured in an accident. There is at least one, right? Unfortunately, there is not a secret formula to prevent someone from being involved in an accident.
In Canada, slip and falls are common. They often arise after someone has slipped on a slippery or irregular surface. Slip and fall accidents often happen on the street, shopping malls, or at the supermarket. The consequences can be severe and often lead to fractures, sprains, and strains.
Motor vehicle accidents are also a common cause of injury. Car accidents can occur due to the negligence of another driver, an owner of a vehicle and/or a municipality.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall or motor vehicle accident, Kalsi & Associates want to help. Call 1-844-90-LAWYER