Man in life-threatening condition after industrial accident in Etobicoke – CBC.ca

Man in life-threatening condition after industrial accident in Etobicoke - CBC.ca
Male sustains life-threatening injuries after industrial accident in Etobicoke
A man is in life-threatening condition after an industrial accident in Etobicoke late Monday morning. 

Toronto police believe the victim may have fallen around 11:30 a.m. when some scaffolding collapsed at a construction site near Glen Agar and Dunrobin drives, in the area of Martin Grove and Rathburn roads.

When paramedics arrived at the scene, they said the man was trapped under some debris but was conscious and breathing.

Police said scaffolding collapsed at a construction site of detached houses in the area of Glen Agar and Duncairn drives.

Male victim transported to trauma centre after industrial accident in Etobicoke

The victim was rushed to a trauma centre with "very serious" injuries, according to police. 

A new housing development near Duncairn and Glen Agar drives is shown. A man sustained life-threatening injuries after an industrial accident at the site on Monday. (Janice Golding)

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A man believed to be in his 50s has been transported to a trauma centre after an industrial accident at a construction site in Etobicoke on Monday.

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Toronto police said that scaffolding collapsed at a construction site in the area. A worker fell and became trapped under debris, police said.

The building where the incident occurred was being constructed by Minto Communities and in a statement issued on Monday afternoon, the company said it is fully cooperating with the investigation.

Police said that coworkers tried to clear the area and remove debris from above their trapped colleague as they waited for first responders.

Authorities responded to an incident involving a trade partner at 19 Glen Agar Drive in Etobicoke at 11:30 a.m. today, the statement read. Our thoughts are with him and his family.

Philip Hann, a witness who spoke to CTV News Toronto on Monday, said he was on the road outside the site when he heard someone calling for help.

You could hear a guy screaming and yelling…He said someone was trapped under the scaffolding, Hann said. I just hope everything is okay and he makes it.

You could hear a guy screaming and yelling…He said someone was trapped under the scaffolding, Hann said. I just hope everything is okay and he makes it.

A man believed to be in his 50s has been transported to a trauma centre after an industrial accident at a construction site in Etobicoke on Monday.

The building where the incident occurred was being constructed by Minto Communities and in a statement issued on Monday afternoon, the company said it is fully cooperating with the investigation.

Philip Hann, a witness who spoke to CTV News Toronto on Monday, said he was on the road outside the site when he heard someone calling for help.

Authorities responded to an incident involving a trade partner at 19 Glen Agar Drive in Etobicoke at 11:30 a.m. today, the statement read. Our thoughts are with him and his family.