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Toronto Hydro worker seriously injured after suffering electrical shock in industrial accident

Police and Toronto Hydro on scene after an industrial accident inside an electrical vault. Adam Dabrowski / Global News

A Toronto Hydro worker suffered serious injuries after a shock in an electrical vault Wednesday afternoon, officials say.

Emergency crews were called to Willard Avenue and Bloor Street West, east of Jane Street, at around 12:30 p.m.

Toronto Fire Services said firefighters took the man from the vault and he was transported to hospital by paramedics. Police said the man didn’t have vital signs.

“The well-being of this employee is our top priority and ask that everyone keep him in their thoughts,” Russell Baker, a spokesperson for Toronto Hydro, told Global News in a statement.

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“We are grateful to the Toronto Hydro employees and medical professionals for their quick response and care.”

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He said Toronto Hydro and Ontario’s Ministry of Labour are investigating the circumstances of the incident.

The hydro company reported a power outage along the Bloor Street West corridor roughly between Humber River and west of Dufferin Street.

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