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Worker injured after ‘chemical exposure’ at business in Burlington has died, province says

The Ministry of Labour says a worker injured after a 'chemical incident' at a water treatment supplier in Burlington, Ont., on April 4, 2024 has died. Don Mitchell / Global News

The Ministry of Labour says a worker seriously injured Thursday during an “industrial accident” at a business in Burlington, Ont., has died.

Halton police say first responders were called to Control Chemical Canada’s warehouse on Harvester Road near Appleby line just before noon on April 4 for a “chemical incident.”

A police spokesperson said one person was rushed to hospital following a “chemical exposure” at the water treatment supplier.

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“Our thoughts and condolences for worker’s family, friends, and loved ones,” ministry spokesperson Anuradha Dhar said.

“As the ministry’s investigation is ongoing, we cannot provide further details at this time.”

Dhar said the worker died in hospital on Sunday.

No orders or requirements have been issued to Control Chem so far, according to the ministry.

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Control Chem President Douglas Fast expressed the company’s grief over the loss of “a well-regarded fellow staff member” in a statement.

Fast said the incident was tied to a “dispensing accident.”

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