TORONTO—A man has died after falling about five metres at a construction site in the Financial District of Toronto, media reports state.
The man, believed to be in his late 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene, paramedics said.
The Ministry of Labour (MOL) was notified by Toronto Police, and an inspector has been dispatched to the site, confirmed Spokesperson William Lin.
Reports state the incident occurred shortly after 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 23 at 100 Adelaide St. W., which is located between York and Bay streets. The site is believed to be the EY Tower, developed by Oxford Properties Group.
In an unrelated incident also on April 23, two men were injured after an explosion at a construction site near Mississauga and Bovaird roads in Brampton around 8:30 a.m.
One man sustained critical injuries, reports state, and was initially trapped in a trench before being extricated by firefighters.
The two victims were reportedly working for a company installing watermains.
The MOL is investigating both incidents.