Brampton worker’s arm stuck in snowblower

A Brampton worker had to be  rushed to hospital with serious injuries after getting his arm stuck in a drilling device Monday afternoon.

The incident occurred just after 12 p.m. today, at a business on Hansen Road North, in the area of Queen Street East and Kennedy Road North.

It prompted a “multi-agency response” of Brampton firefighters, Peel paramedics and Peel police, said Brampton Fire and Emergency Services.

Paramedics worked feverishly with firefighters to free the man’s arm and he has been rushed to Brampton Civic Hospital with serious injuries that aren’t considered life-threatening.

Emergency workers say it appears the man’s arm became stuck in the “auger” section of the machine while he and a snow removal crew were clearing snow.

Ontario’s Ministry of Labour investigating to see if workplace health and safety rules were violated.