Man hurt when large metal shed collapses

The West Kelowna resident was working on the building when heavy snow brought it down.

West Kelowna RCMP say a man in his 40s was injured and taken to hospital Monday after a large amount of snow on top of a metal outbuilding on his property collapsed, pinning him inside.

Corp. Cory LePine said the man appeared to suffer serious, but non-life-threatening, injuries while trying to shore up the metal building, about the size of a small garage. The building was almost completely constructed at the time.

The property is located on Gill Road above Glenrosa in West Kelowna.

The incident happened around 1 p.m. Monday.

Crews from the West Kelowna Fire Department freed the man, who was not immediately identified, and he was taken by ambulance to Kelowna General Hospital.

LePine said it appeared a build-up of heavy snow on top of the building brought it down. He said the building was destroyed.

The family of the man, who were home at the time of the incident, heard his cries for help and responded.

Just Posted

Kelowna Rockets ready to evaluate rookies

Rookie camp goes Aug 20, with team’s main training camp set to start Aug. 24

Kelowna actor featured in TV series

Tristan Huff is competing in The Whole Package, which airs Oct. 11

Kelowna judge who cried during a victim statement to rule on recusing herself

The judge will decide if she’ll disqualify herself from sentencing a man for sexual assault

Okanagan water board seeks mussels funding

Okanagan Basin Water Board sends request to new federal fisheries minister

Kelowna Drag King rocks out into the spotlight

Suiting up in leather and spikes, to compete alongside the Queens

Happy birthday Boler: An anniversary gathering of the cutest campers in Winnipeg

Hundreds of the unique trailers in Winnipeg to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Manitoba invention

Tim Hortons says its China expansion will include menu with congee, matcha

Coffee chain plans to open 1,500 stores in Asia over the next decade

How to help B.C. wildfire victims

Donations being taken by many organizations, BC Hydro waiving bills

Whole city of Kimberley on an evacuation alert due to wildfires

Residents woke up Friday morning being told to get ready to leave any moment

Feds to allow charities to engage in political, but not partisan, activity

The plan is to allow charities to pursue political activities

Trump suggests Canada has been sidelined from latest NAFTA negotiations

Canadian officials have insisted they’re unfazed by being left out of the discussions

Photographer files complaint with police after alleged assault on the job

Toronto photographer says he was attacked while covering a protest

Publication ban lifted on details about Fredericton shooting that killed 4

Judge lifts publication ban on court documents related to the Fredericton shooting

Snowy Mountain fire travelling away from communities

The Snowy Mountain fire near Keremeos remains at 13,359 hectares in size

Most Read