On January 2, 2019 a 19 -year-old man skiing at Batawa Ski Hill, Ontario, was injured, when he fell off the trail and a piece of exposed rebar went through his leg. Local firefighters used the jaws of life to cut the rebar, which had penetrated about six-eight inches through the young man’s leg. The injured man was transported to Belleville General Hospital. He was awake and alert.
Fire Chief John Whelan confirmed that the injury was “serious,” and that the rebar was removed at the hospital and not at the scene. There is no further information on the injured party, but he was set to make a full recovery. Batawa Ski Hill continued with normal operations.