Ontario’s Chief Prevention Officer Ron Kelusky has released the following details of deaths in the construction sector last month:
- On Dec. 2, a man in his 60s, working at a commercial construction project in Toronto, fell while on a scissor lift. The worker was tied off and slipped, hitting his head and succumbing to injuries.
- On Dec. 8, a 69-year-old man working on a bridge project in Georgian Bay fell into an onsite cement/grout batch plant mixer and succumbed to his injuries.
- On Dec. 11, two men, aged 21 and 26, were fatally injured when the floor they were pouring with concrete collapsed at a multi-level residential project in London. The workers were subsequently identified as John Martens of Langton, Ont. and Henry Harder of Tillsonburg, Ont.
- On Dec. 14, a 49-year-old male was fatally injured when the structure he was on was hit by a piece of concrete that fell while being hoisted at a multi-level residential project in Toronto. He was later identified as Andrew Orfanakos.
- On Dec. 15, a 54-year-old male was fatally injured when he was crushed by a precast concrete panel that was being unloaded at an institutional project in Oshawa. The worker, a member of LIUNA, was later identified as Paul Moro of Essa, Ont.
- On Dec. 17, a 31-year-old male was fatally injured when he was hit by a vehicle while directing traffic at a multi-level residential project in Scarborough.
- On Dec. 26, a 24-year-old male was fatally injured when he was struck by a falling beam during demolition at a commercial project in Windsor.
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