Paramedics Fall Asleep, Roll Ambulance

Work-induced fatigue isn't exclusive to EMS in the U.S.


 
 

Winnipeg Free Press | | Tuesday, September 11, 2012


WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- An ambulance was pulled from a ditch on Highway 16, east of Neepawa Tuesday morning when the two paramedics operating it fell asleep and rolled the vehicle, in what has been referred to as a "common" case of work-induced fatigue for paramedics who work in a rural area.

"I believe it can be related to a fatigue issue," said Wayne Chacun, who is a paramedic in Virden and represents paramedics in the Manitoba Government Employees Union, about the accident which happened just before 7 a.m. "They didn’t get a chance to have any sleep."

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