March 27, 2018 12:45 pm
Updated: March 27, 2018 3:07 pm

Worker dies after falling off roof at Billy Bishop Airport

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is pictured on July 26, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu


A man has died in a workplace accident after falling off a roof at Billy Bishop Airport on Tuesday

Toronto police said emergency crews were called to the airport around 10:15 a.m.

Ports Toronto, which runs the city’s Billy Bishop Airport, said the man was working on a terminal upgrade project when the incident occurred.

The agency said the man was a sub-contractor with PCL Construction, but did not provide details about his age or identity.

The man was reportedly unconscious when crews arrived. Police later confirmed the man succumbed to his injuries.

The Ministry of Labour is on scene investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Toronto paramedics confirmed they attended and treated the man at the scene, but could not provide further details.

With files from The Canadian Press

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