CAMBRIDGE - An 11-year-old boy is dead after being injured by a service elevator in a small community north of Kitchener.

Waterloo regional police say they were called to a business in the town of Winterbourne on Wednesday afternoon.

Emergency workers treated and stabilized the boy, who was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police say the boy was airlifted to a Hamilton hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The Ministry of Labour is continuing the investigation.