Man lights himself on fire at WCB building in Edmonton

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Police and EMS were called Friday morning to the WCB building in downtown Edmonton after a man deliberately lit himself on fire. 

The man was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, WCB workers said they called the police after they seen the mans clothes on fire, quick reactions from security distinguished the fire. 

It’s unknown why the man did this at the WCB building, the building houses the Workers’ Compensation Board, a employer-funded provincial agency that provides compensation to Albertans who have been hurt or disabled on the job.

“I’m deeply saddened by this morning’s events,” WCB President and CEO Guy Kerr said in a statement. “I know our staff are always willing to help anyone in distress — whether or not we have an existing relationship with them. We will always provide help to anyone who asks for it.”

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Some reports from Global News.