'Domino effect': Plywood collapse traps Edmonton lumberyard workers

From CTV - August 13, 2017

Two employees at an Edmonton lumberyard were briefly buried under slabs of plywood Saturday morning when several warehouse stacks toppled onto them.

I just stared hearing shelves crashing over and a shelf fell on me but I was able to kind of push it off and crawl out, lumberyard employee Aric Kuecy told CTV Edmonton. It was just a domino -- one, two, three, four.

Two employees were trapped in the incident, Kuecy added.

Just yelling, Help! Help! Were over here, he said. I saw the one woman, she stuck her hand out. She was buried in-between two shelves and a bunch of railings.

Police and fire crews quickly responded.

[Police] ran in there shoulder-to-shoulder with the Edmonton fire department and just started throwing lumber around for what was about half an hour to get to the bottom, Edmonton police Staff Sgt. Randy Wickins said from the scene.

The two employees were taken to hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Seeing the volume of lumber that fell over, its amazing that nobody else was injured, District Fire Chief Brian Lees said. Theyre lucky to get away with just the injuries they did have.

Angela Jung (@AngelaJungCTV) August 12, 2017


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