Flagger struck by road roller in North Vancouver

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by JOC Digital Media

A female flagger was taken to hospital after getting struck by a road roller in North Vancouver Wednesday morning.
Flagger struck by road roller in North Vancouver

Cpl. Richard De Jong with North Vancouver RCMP said that shortly before 9 a.m. the flagger was setting up cones at the Low Level Road Project when a roller driver started up the vehicle and put it into reverse.

One flagger was able to jump out of the way, while the other was pinned between the roller and another vehicle. De Jong said she was taken to Lions Gate Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

"She's very lucky. It could have been a lot worse," De Jong said.

The Low Level Road Project provides for the realignment and elevation of the Low Level Road between St. Andrews Avenue and Cotton Road/East 3rd Street, with improvements at St. Georges Avenue.

The project is being designed to allow for needed enhancements to port and rail operations, while also addressing important community interests, such as slope stability, noise and community connections. B & B Contracting is working on the project.

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