BRAMPTON, ONT. —A construction worker was killed this morning (April 21) when a crane tipped over at a site in northeast Brampton.
"My information is that there was a large crane that was on the scene. For some reason the crane collapsed and part of the crane landed on the victim, who was a worker on the ground," said Peel Regional Police Constable Lillian Fitzpatrick. "He sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene."
Fitzpatrick said the incident was reported to the Peel Police at 11:58 a.m. this morning. It occurred at a construction site located at 10150 The Gore Road, which is at the rear of the Gore Meadows Community Centre and Library.
"The dead worker is a male in his 40's," said Fitzpatrick. "The Ministry of Labour (MOL) has been contacted and they will be attending the scene. The Peel Police will be assisting them with their investigation."
The police noted that MOL investigators were already on the scene as of 1:09 p.m.
"The initial reports are that a mobile crane has tipped over causing an injury to a worker," said Ontario MOL Apokesperson William Lin. "Emergency services are on the scene and the scene is being held. We've dispatched inspectors and an engineer to the scene. Our investigation is currently on-going."
Lin said the constructor of the project is Bondfield Construction Company Ltd. The employer of the deceased worker is Forma-Con.
There are no roadway closures and traffic was not affected by the workplace incident.