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.

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