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On-the-job injury for city employee

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A City of Winnipeg heavy-duty mechanic was taken to hospital last week after he was struck in the head, suffering a workplace injury.

While civic officials refused to comment on the May 26 incident on the grounds it is under investigation, a spokeswoman from provincial Workplace Safety and Health said the 40-year-old mechanic was taken to hospital where he remains in stable condition.

The city's major repair shop at 1539 Waverley St. was temporarily shut following the incident after the province issued stop-work and improvement orders.

The incident happened, the provincial spokeswoman said, while the mechanic was attaching a bucket to a front-end loader.

The mechanic was struck in the back of the head by a coupler -- the device used to attach the bucket to the front-end loader.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition June 7, 2014 B4

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