Specialized rescue teams were brought in to help a worker who fell 15 metres into the cargo bay of a ship docked at the Port of Montreal Tuesday evening.
The man, 28, was listed in stable condition in hospital as of 9 p.m. following the ordeal. He suffered serious injuries to his legs as well as head injuries in the fall. The accident occurred just before 6 p.m., and according to officials, firefighters were dispatched from firehouses 13, 27 and 47 to assist in the rescue.
The man had to be pulled out of the cargo bay using special equipment. The ship was docked near the Jacques Cartier Bridge at the time. The name of the injured man has not been released.