Construction worker, 61, killed in workplace accident

A 61-year-old construction worker has been killed in construction accident near the Canadian War Museum.

Emergency crews were called to the scene near Vimy Place just before noon Thursday, where the man was trapped beneath a tandem trailer behind a red truck.

It appears the construction workers, from Camille Blais et Fils Limited, were working on the bridge over the dam behind the War Museum.

Paramedics say the man's co-workers used a forklift to lift the trailer off of him.

The man suffered severe injuries to his head, chest and extremities and was rushed to hospital in life threatening condition. There’s no word on what actually happened and investigators are trying to piece the incident together.

Paramedics say the man was pronounced dead in hospital.

Ottawa Police Sergeant Wally McIlquham told CFRA News the Ministry of Labour has taken over and the police force is assisting with the investigation.

There were at least six police cars and two Ministry of Labour trucks on scene. Ottawa Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward.

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