Worker hospitalized after forklift accident

The Ministry of Labour has been notified of the event

Worker hospitalized after forklift accident

A worker was transported to hospital late Monday afternoon after a workplace accident in London, ON, reports CTV News London.

Speaking with CTV, Middlesex County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) said that an as-of-yet unnamed male worker at firm Coldstream Concrete (located on Quaker Line in Middlesex Centre, ON) was injured after being pinned underneath a forklift.

The man was rescue from underneath the forklift by the fire department and taken to Victoria Hospital. OPP and EMS also responded to the scene. The Ministry of Labour was notified of the accident.

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Police told CTV News that the worker suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

COS will update this story as it develops.

A worker in Boucherville, QC, was killed in workplace accident after his head got crushed between a pallet rack and the backrest of his forklift. Another worker was killed in a forklift incident in Quebec – the worker slipped from his forklift and into a metal scraps container. The firm was issued a fine, a relatively rare feat under the province’s occupational health and safety regulations.

A construction worker recently suffered serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle on Highway 28, just east of Peterborough, ON.