UPDATE: Worker dead after downtown Toronto industrial accident

News Sep 16, 2017 City Centre Mirror

A man had been pronounced dead following a Friday afternoon industrial accident near Yonge and Shuter streets.

Kim McKinnon of Toronto Paramedic Services said they received a call for assistance at 12:50 p.m.

Emergency responders treated a 34-year-old man for serious injuries after he fell from the second storey of a construction site at 290 Yonge Street.

Toronto Police Const. Jeniffer Sidhu told Metroland Media Toronto that they received a call at 1:02 p.m. and immediately initiated an “echo-tiered response” where police, fire and paramedics jumped into action.

Sidhu said a man wearing a harness fell from a second-floor building. It is not known if he was a worker.

“He was unconscious and not breathing,” she said, noting someone at the scene had performed CPR on the man, who was transported to a nearby trauma centre where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Police remained at the scene taking photographs as well as interviewing construction workers in the area.

The Toronto Police Service and the Ministry of Labour continue to investigate the incident.

Anyone with information should contact police at 416-808-5200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Tips can also be left on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TorontoPolice. There’s also a free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

UPDATE: Worker dead after downtown Toronto industrial accident

News Sep 16, 2017 City Centre Mirror

A man had been pronounced dead following a Friday afternoon industrial accident near Yonge and Shuter streets.

Kim McKinnon of Toronto Paramedic Services said they received a call for assistance at 12:50 p.m.

Emergency responders treated a 34-year-old man for serious injuries after he fell from the second storey of a construction site at 290 Yonge Street.

Toronto Police Const. Jeniffer Sidhu told Metroland Media Toronto that they received a call at 1:02 p.m. and immediately initiated an “echo-tiered response” where police, fire and paramedics jumped into action.

Sidhu said a man wearing a harness fell from a second-floor building. It is not known if he was a worker.

“He was unconscious and not breathing,” she said, noting someone at the scene had performed CPR on the man, who was transported to a nearby trauma centre where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Police remained at the scene taking photographs as well as interviewing construction workers in the area.

The Toronto Police Service and the Ministry of Labour continue to investigate the incident.

Anyone with information should contact police at 416-808-5200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Tips can also be left on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TorontoPolice. There’s also a free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

UPDATE: Worker dead after downtown Toronto industrial accident

News Sep 16, 2017 City Centre Mirror

A man had been pronounced dead following a Friday afternoon industrial accident near Yonge and Shuter streets.

Kim McKinnon of Toronto Paramedic Services said they received a call for assistance at 12:50 p.m.

Emergency responders treated a 34-year-old man for serious injuries after he fell from the second storey of a construction site at 290 Yonge Street.

Toronto Police Const. Jeniffer Sidhu told Metroland Media Toronto that they received a call at 1:02 p.m. and immediately initiated an “echo-tiered response” where police, fire and paramedics jumped into action.

Sidhu said a man wearing a harness fell from a second-floor building. It is not known if he was a worker.

“He was unconscious and not breathing,” she said, noting someone at the scene had performed CPR on the man, who was transported to a nearby trauma centre where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Police remained at the scene taking photographs as well as interviewing construction workers in the area.

The Toronto Police Service and the Ministry of Labour continue to investigate the incident.

Anyone with information should contact police at 416-808-5200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Tips can also be left on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TorontoPolice. There’s also a free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.