Construction workers struck by vehicles in two separate incidents on same day

One worker killed while another is suffering from life-altering injuries

Construction workers struck by vehicles in two separate incidents on same day

In two separate incidents on Monday morning, construction workers faced devastating accidents, leaving one dead and another with life-altering injuries.

In western Quebec's MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais, a 63-year-old worker from Bouchette tragically lost his life while working at a construction site in Chelsea.

Police were called to the scene around 7:15 a.m. on chemin de la Rivière south of chemin Saint-Clément.

CBC News reports the worker was fueling a tractor when a colleague accidentally backed a heavy truck into him, pinning him between the two vehicles. Despite emergency response efforts, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities are investigating, and the province’s workplace health and safety regulator, CNESST, has been notified. .

Meanwhile, in Toronto, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are on the hunt for the driver of a black Corvette believed to be involved in a hit-and-run incident that left a construction worker with life-altering injuries.

The collision occurred in the eastbound collector lanes of Highway 401 near Victoria Park Avenue shortly before 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

CTV News reports the worker, who was struck by the vehicle, was rushed to a trauma center with severe injuries.

On Wednesday, Ontario Provincial Police Sgt. Kerry Schmidt, provided an update in a video shared on social media, saying a 24-year-old suspect has been arrested. The black corvette the suspect was allegedly driving has been located and the young man faces charges of dangerous driving and fail to stop at a collision scene- both causing bodily harm.

These unfortunate incidents serve as stark reminders of the risks faced by construction workers on the job and highlight the importance of safety measures and responsible driving to prevent such tragedies.