Injured worker now out of hospital

An 18-year-old Marysvale man who was injured in a workplace accident is now out of hospital, but will likely be off work for a few months, say family members.

An 18-year-old Marysvale man who was critically injured in a workplace accident is now out of hospital, but will likely be off work for a few months, say family members.

Gatlyn England was in the hold of a boat at the wharf in Bay Roberts offloading fish when a large frozen cod fell about eight metres and hit him in the head.

He was left with a blood clot on his brain, and spent the next three weeks in hospital. His sister, Vicky England, said her brother is now deaf in one ear, can't remember the accident, and is still recovering.

"He can't drive, he can't lift anything over five pounds, he can't bend over, he can't do any real physical activity."

While England is recovering, he's still left with unanswered questions about the company's safety procedures, Vicky England said.

"Looking back on it he does think it was preventable.  He doesn't understand why they weren't made to wear the hard hats, why the training wasn't provided.  But I guess — being 18 — the main thing was just getting the paycheque."