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What happened? CPO outlines details of eight deaths that occurred in December

Don Wall
What happened? CPO outlines details of eight deaths that occurred in December

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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