Fatal construction accident kills one

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A 25 year-old man died after a drilling rig fell on top of a piece of construction equipment he was operating. The accident happened in Toronto near York University last week. Five other workers were also injured while working on the future site of a subway station.

Emergency crews were working for hours to remove the fallen rig to rescue the workers. One man suffered from a broken femure and another had a serious brain injury. Investigators are currently searching for the cause of the collapse. Police responders said the ground was unstable at the time of the rescues.

Our deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of the victim.