Orders issued to Technicore after worker dies underground

Water main burst while employees were working on sewer system

Orders issued to Technicore after worker dies underground

Ontario’s labour ministry has issued two orders to Technicore after one of the company’s workers died in a flooded underground chamber on Friday.

The incident happened Friday afternoon while three construction workers were making improvements to the sanitary sewer system and they were inside a watermain at Hurontario street and Burnhamthorpe road in Mississauga, Ontario.

The Ontario Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development sent a statement to Canadian Occupational Safety saying, “a water main burst filling the chamber.”

Two of the workers were able to escape, but a 54-year-old man remained unaccounted for until about midnight when his body was recovered after firefighters pumped the water out of the chamber.

“Our thoughts are with the family and colleagues of the person who passed away,” reads the statement from the ministry, which has also issued two orders to the company, “one  to not disturb the scene and one for the company to provide documents/procedures.”

Canadian Occupational Safety has reached out to Technicore for comment but has not received a response yet.

The ministry is continuing with its investigation.