Former Chatham resident killed in industrial accident
Ian Gallagher (CTV Edmonton)
A former Chatham man has died after falling about 25 feet from the balcony of a building under construction in Edmonton.
CTV Edmonton learned that the victim is Ian Gallagher from Chatham, Ontario. He moved to Edmonton in 2007.
Gallagher’s common-law wife of 15 years, Sandi Hrabek, sent the following statement to CTV News:
“I am in utter shock and disbelief that I am forced to bury my husband who I have been with for over fifteen years at such a young age, from such a tragic accident that never should of happened.”
Occupational Health and Safety is investigating, and said a stop work order has been issued for work on certain parts of the site.
Officials told CTV News the worker was on a third-floor balcony of a building under construction when the 33-year-old fell about 25 feet to his death Wednesday morning.