Worker dead after construction accident in Vaughan

The scene of a fatal industrial accident in Vaughan on Monday. Adam Dabrowski / Global News

A man has died after a construction accident in Vaughan’s west end on Monday, officials say.

York Regional Police say emergency crews were called to a location on Huntington Road, in the area of Highway 50 and Fogal Road, at 1:28 p.m.

The worker was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

In a statement sent to Global News, the Ontario Ministry of Labour confirmed the victim died.

“It was reported that a worker was fatally injured by a crane welding roof trusses,” the statement said.

“The employer has not been confirmed at this time.”

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Ministry officials continue to investigate the incident.

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