Organ technician gets trapped in pipes

Organ technician gets trapped in pipes


norman lebrecht

July 28, 2022

The latest from Vancouver Island, Canada:

A man was taken to hospital in Victoria on Wednesday after he got trapped behind the pipes of a church organ while performing maintenance work.

Firefighters responded just before noon to St. John the Divine Anglican Church on Quadra Street for a report of “a person trapped in a pipe organ,” said Victoria fire Capt. Rich Sulsbury.


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  • Larry says:

    Trapped “in” or “behind?” Big difference.

  • The View from America says:

    Talk about really getting into your work …

  • DH says:

    Occupational nazard.

  • Aleximor says:

    I wonder how much damage he did to the organ.

  • Glynne Williams says:

    I have a lot of sympathy for the tuner. One of the organs I play is a lovely instrument but a devil to tune, as all the pipes are contained in a very small space. The tuner has to perform convolutions to do his job!

  • Charles Cornner says:

    Beats the alternative