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More details released for recent Mississauga construction fatality

DCN-JOC News Services
More details released for recent Mississauga construction fatality

MISSISSAUGAThe Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development has provided additional details in the case of a jobsite fatality that occurred in Mississauga on Jan. 21. 

A construction worker was killed in the late afternoon that day while working on a Region of Peel sanitary sewer and watermain project. 

The worker, a man in his 30s, was killed while working in the shaft of a tunnel. The employer of the worker is Technicore Underground Inc.

The worksite is at Cawthra Road and Hyacinthe Boulevard in Mississauga. The worker was pronounced dead after being extracted from the tunnel.

The Region of Peel website notes there is underground work being undertaken at the intersection as part of a sanitary sewer and watermain project. A temporary construction shaft was installed with six weeks of work scheduled to commence Jan. 4. A spokesperson for the region confirmed the death occurred on that job.  

Three other workers were able to exit the site with no injuries, a Peel police report indicated. 

Two ministry inspectors were called to the scene and one requirement was issued to the employer. The investigation continues.

Technicore did not respond to a request for a comment.

It was the second industrial fatality in the Toronto area last week. On Jan. 19 a man was struck by a dump truck at Millwick Triple Waste Management in North York, Ont. 

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