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Worker killed by falling construction material in Welland, police say

The 43-year-old man was critically injured at the construction site and died at hospital
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On Nov. 12, 2019, at approximately 2:25 p.m., uniform officers from the 3 District Welland office of the Niagara Regional Police Service responded to an industrial accident in Welland.

Officers arrived on-scene with Welland Fire and Emergency Services and Niagara Emergency Medical Services. Emergency services personnel located a construction site in the area of King Street and Second Street.

A 43-year-old man was found in critical condition after a piece of construction material had fallen, striking the worker.  The worker was transported from the scene to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The identity of deceased is not being released out of respect for the next of kin. He was not a resident of the Niagara Region.

The matter remains under investigation by detectives from the 3 District Criminal Investigations Branch and the Forensic Services Unit.

The scene is being held as part of the ongoing Ministry of Labour investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at 905-688-4111, ext. 3300.