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Worker sustains critical injuries in construction site accident

A 42-year-old construction worker is in hospital with critical injuries after an incident near Merivale Road.

Ottawa paramedics say the man was pinned under a heavy lift on Laperriere Avenue and sustained critical leg injuries, including fractures and significant blood loss.

They say the man's coworkers acted swiftly, freeing him from under the wheels and putting pressure on his wounds.

The Ministry of Labour has been called in to investigate

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