Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement (CVSE) officers inspect an Emterra truck at the scene of a workplace incident at the corner of Corbould and Kipp Wednesday morning. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

VIDEO: Garbage truck examined after worker injured downtown Chilliwack

Witnesses said man looked seriously hurt after falling off back of Emterra vehicle

One worker was injured after an incident involving an Emterra garbage truck on Kipp Avenue Wednesday morning.

Curious neighbours were asking why a huge police presence came to the neighbourhood, temporarily blocking off Corbould Street from Princess Avenue to Spadina Avenue, and Kipp from Corbould to Edward Street.

Officers took photos of a spot at the corner of Kipp and Corbould, and the focus was on the garbage truck stopped aiming east on Kipp half a block away.

• RELATED: Equipment malfunction blamed in Chilliwack workplace death

One witness on social media said they saw a man lying on the road at Corbould and Kipp. Another said she didn’t see it happen, but also saw the worker lying on the ground.

“He was in very rough shape when they took him to hospital, and not moving at all,” she said. “My kids were plastered to the windows looking for the ambulance to come and there were several people surrounding him waiting.”

Two Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE) were on the scene examining the truck.

Chilliwack RCMP media spokesperson Cpl. Mike Rail told The Progress soon after it happened that it was not a police incident, and that CVSE and WorkSafeBC were involved.

• RELATED: Worker seriously injured in Chilliwack workplace accident


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Chilliwack RCMP officers at the scene of what turned out to be a workplace incident at the corner of Corbould and Kipp Wednesday morning. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

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