Source: Stephen Hawking (kottke.org)
A worker has died after falling into a cement truck at a construction company in the city’s east end, paramedics say.
At around 3:45 p.m. emergency crews were called to Lafarge Paving and Construction at 1641 Bearbrook Road in Gloucester, said Ottawa Paramedic Service spokesperson J.P. Trottier.
“The worker was standing at the top of the [cement] truck and fell into the loading funnel,” Trottier said.
“The injuries were obviously fatal injuries and we declared him deceased immediately.”
Ontario’s Ministry of Labour has been called in to investigate. A spokesperson for Lafarge said the company was “cooperating with the local authorities” and that it was “inappropriate” to comment further.
The man’s name and age have not been released.
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