July 21, 2016 10:49 pm
Updated: July 23, 2016 2:40 pm

Saskatoon man dead after workplace incident at Children’s Hospital construction site

WATCH ABOVE: Eric Ndayishimiye, has been identified by friends as the 21-year-old man killed while working at the Children's Hospital of Saskatchewan construction site. Meaghan Craig reports.


Saskatoon police said a 21-year-old Saskatoon man has died after an “industrial accident” occurred at the Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan construction site on Thursday.

According to a Saskatoon Fire Department official, a collapsed steel construction item at the site left a worker injured.

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The official said CPR was performed at the scene and the man was taken to hospital with undetermined injuries. Police said he was later pronounced dead in hospital.

Police officers were called to the 100-block of Hospital Drive adjacent to Royal University Hospital (RUH) around 3:30 p.m. CT, according to a news release.

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) attended, along with the fire department and MD Ambulance.

Graham Construction is the company behind the children’s hospital project.

READ MORE: New safety regulations for Children’s Hospital worksite in Saskatoon

Construction on the hospital resumed in early November 2015 after the forks of a forklift pierced the windows in a four-bed patient room on the main floor of RUH.

At the time, Graham submitted a safety plan at the request of the Saskatoon Health Region intending to increase safety precautions at the site.

Police and OHS continue to investigate what happened.

WATCH: Colin Anderson, Graham Construction vice president, and Dan Florizone, Saskatoon Health Region president and CEO, provide an update Friday into the death of a man at the Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan site.

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