Canada Place cruise terminal workers rescued

Two workers fell into the water off Canada Place on Labour Day while unloading baggage from a cruise ship | Photo: Pgiam, E+, Getty images

Two workers fell into the water off Canada Place Monday while unloading baggage from a cruise ship. 

Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services and a B.C. Emergency Health Services ambulance and bicycle crew were called to the scene by the Disney Wonder at 8:12 a.m. Labour Day. 

VFRS public information officer Matthew Trudeau said four people ended up in the water, one of whom climbed out and three others got onto a pontoon from where they were rescued. BC EHS said two people were treated on-scene, nobody was taken to hospital.

An executive with terminal manager Ceres said two workers had fallen in the water and two others went in to assist. One of the workers climbed back up the ladder. 

“At this time we are still completing our investigation with the workers involved to confirm the details of what happened,” said Kathy deLisser, the regional vice-president for Ceres. “The safety of our employees is our top priority and we take every incident seriously. Following the investigation we will take any steps warranted to ensure the safety of our employees.”