TORONTO — Toronto Police are reporting that a worker has died after a concrete bucket fell at a construction site in the area of Adelaide and Power streets in the city.
Police were called to the scene at 48 Power St. around 2:40 p.m. the afternoon of May 5.
Initially the worker was transported to hospital via emergency run but was later pronounced dead.
The construction site in the area is known as the Home Power + Adelaide condos on Power Street in Toronto.
The developers are Hullmark/Great Gulf Homes and the builder is Tucker HiRise Construction. The work includes one 22-storey tower.
While the incident occurred on a Great Gulf site, the victim is not an employee, said Great Gulf spokesperson Madeline Zito in an email to the Daily Commercial News.
“We are saddened there has been an incident at our site that resulted in the death of a worker,” she said. “Our sincere condolences go out to the family, friends and co-workers of the deceased. We are actively gathering information on the incident and in full co-operation with the authorities in assisting them with their investigation.”
The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) was notified of the workplace fatality around 4 p.m., said a spokesperson in an email. The employer is Delgant (Civil) Ltd. An MLTSD inspector attended the scene and one requirement was issued to the constructor. The MLTSD investigation is ongoing.