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

Vandalism of fish incubators blow to well-known Lake Country family

Gary Kozub pioneered the kokanee incubator project and his family has been stewards of the salmon

Powder report: Rain in valley, snow on the ski hills

Get your ski gear ready as area mountains are ready for you to enjoy all the Interior winter has to offer this season.

Grade reconfiguration coming to Okanagan Mission schools

Grade 6-8 students will be enrolled in new middle school

School upgrade spending focus on West Kelowna school

Mount Boucherie Secondary washroom upgrade project to cost $590,000 to complete

Ryan Reynolds to narrate movie about B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest

Vancouver-born actor known for Deadpool movies will voice film to be released Feb. 15, 2019

10-lane George Massey bridge too big, B.C. study says

Consultants say replacement tunnel cost similar to new bridge

Canada’s robust credit rating should calm unease about federal deficits: Trudeau

Trudeau says Canada’s long-running triple-A rating means experts have confidence in his government’s approach to the economy

CIBC shrinks event after Whistler mayor irks oil producers

After Whistler sent a letter to a Calgary-based oilsands giant, several energy firms said they would back out of the CIBC event.

Couple caught up in B.C. Legislature bomb plot to learn their fate

John Nuttall and Amanda Korody were arrested as part of an undercover RCMP sting on Canada Day 2013

Trial rights of accused spy for China at risk, lawyer tells Supreme Court

The lawyer for a man accused of trying to spy for China says federal foot-dragging over secrecy is endangering his client’s right to timely justice.

‘Recall fatigue’: Canadians may avoid certain foods over holidays

In the winter, Canada’s supply of fresh fruit and vegetables tends to come from very specific areas.

Shuswap business to provide fresh greens year round

Salmon Arm growers offer hydroponic test market to help develop signature salad mix

Interior Health offers new info tool for pregnant women

Moms-to-be with uncomplicated pregnancies can access tips by text or online

Most Read