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UPDATE: Man in his 30s pronounced dead after tunnel incident

DCN-JOC News Services
UPDATE: Man in his 30s pronounced dead after tunnel incident

MISSISSAUGA, ONT.Peel Regional Police have reported that a man in his 30s has died as a result of injuries suffered on a construction site at Cawthra Road and Hyacinthe Boulevard in Mississauga late Thursday afternoon.  

A police report indicated there was an underground tunnel on the site and the man was pronounced dead after being extracted. The Region of Peel website notes there is underground work being undertaken at the intersection as part of a sanitary sewer and watermain project. The project description indicates a temporary construction shaft was to be installed with six weeks of work scheduled to commence Jan. 4.  

Regular working hours were scheduled for 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The incident was reported by police at 5:42 p.m. 

Three others were able to exit the site with no injuries, the police report indicated. 

The Ministry of Labour is investigating the incident. 

This is the second industrial fatality this week. On Jan. 19 a man was struck by a dump truck at Millwick Triple Waste Management in North York, Ont.  

These incidents also come after a deadly December for construction where eight people were killed on the jobsite.  

Watch for more information on this latest incident on the Daily Commercial News.  

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