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Worker dies after suffering injury caused by ‘industrial material’ at Stoney Creek steel company

Hamilton police say a 36-year-old worker at a Stoney Creek steel company died after he was injured by "industrial material" on Tuesday morning. Google Maps

A man has died after suffering an injury in an incident at a steel company in Stoney Creek, Ont.

Emergency officials were called to Janco Steel on Arvin Avenue at about 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, where someone was involved in what the Hamilton fire department’s automatic Twitter feed described as an “industrial rescue.”

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In an email, Hamilton paramedic superintendent David Thompson told Global News that paramedics attempted to perform lifesaving measures when they responded to transport a man in his 30s to hospital without vital signs.

Read more: Ontario investigating workplace fatality at manufacturing facility in Dundas, Ont.

The man, 36, succumbed to his injuries after he was struck by an industrial forklift within the plant, according to Hamilton police Const. Indy Bharaj.

A statement from the Ministry of Labour confirms that an investigation has been launched into what happened at the steel processor, saying that a worker was reportedly injured by “industrial material.”

No details about the nature of the man’s injuries have been released.

Due to Ministry of Transportation guidelines, the incident is being deemed a motor vehicle collision and is Hamilton’s 10th traffic fatality of the 2022 year and the ninth involving a pedestrian.

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