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Worker rescued by firefighters after Oshawa, Ont. construction accident dies of injuries

June 22, 2018   By The Canadian Press
Health & Safety

OSHAWA, Ont.—The Ministry of Labour says a worker who was critically injured last week at a construction site in Oshawa, Ont., has died in hospital.

Ministry spokeswoman Janet Deline says the worker was struck by a bucket that was attached to a crane.

It took an Oshawa Fire Services technical rescue team about two hours to free the man, who was rushed to hospital by air ambulance.

Deline says a ministry inspector and engineer have visited the work site and the contractor has been ordered not to disturb the scene.

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As of June 21, she said the investigation was ongoing.