Both men struck by lights at Beaches Rib Fest in stable condition in hospital
Two men are seriously injured after a light standard came crashing down on top of them at Beaches Rib Fest on Friday night. (CP24)
Chris Fox, CP24.com
Published Saturday, June 17, 2017 12:13PM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, June 17, 2017 1:33PM EDT
The two workers who were struck by a light standard at the Beaches Rib Fest on Friday night are both in stable condition in hospital.
The men were on a stage in the festival grounds in Woodbine Park at around 9 p.m. when the light standard crashed down onto them during a bout of heavy rain.
Both men were initially taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries, however on Saturday police told CP24 that one of them is now listed in life-threatening condition. Police, however, later said that the victim’s condition had improved to stable.
The victim with the more serious injuries is a man in his 50s while the other victim is a man in his 40s, police say.
The cause of the accident remains unclear.
Police say that people in the crowd have speculated that the light standard fell as a result of heavy rain and winds but that detail has not been confirmed.
The Ministry of Labour is investigating.