Two men hit by fallen sign in Hamilton, one seriously injured and remains in hospital

Two men in their 50s were hit by a large commercial sign that fell in downtown Hamilton Saturday.

While paramedics say it's unclear how the incident happened, the city is under a wind warning

A 58-year-old man is in hospital after a sign broke off in downtown Hamilton Saturday. He is now in stable condition. (David Ritchie/CBC)

A 58-year-old man is seriously injured after a large commercial sign mounted to the ground crashed down on top of him in downtown Hamilton. 

The sign broke off its supports, injuring the man shortly after 3 p.m., at the corner of Main Street East and Catherine Street South. 

On Sunday afternoon, Hamilton Police Service reported the man is in stable condition but continues to be in hospital.

"There was a second male who was also hit by the sign, but he had minor injuries and he was treated by the hospital and later released," police said. The second male is 54 years old.

While Hamilton paramedics say it's unclear how the incident happened, it occurred while Environment Canada issued a wind warning for the city due to gusts of up to 100 kilometres per hour. 

The victim was rushed to Hamilton General Hospital where he remains in critical condition. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

Corrections

  • An earlier version of the story said a man in his 60s was hit by the sign when in fact, he is 58 years old.
    Apr 15, 2018 2:14 PM ET