A worker has sustained critical injuries after falling into the basement of an under construction home in Vaughan on Friday morning.

According to police, the construction worker was on the second floor of the home on Ridgepoint Road near Kirby Road and Kipling Avenue when he fell. Police say that the worker, who is believed to be a man in his 50s, ended up in the basement of the building.

The worker was subsequently airlifted to a Toronto trauma centre in critical condition.

The Ministry of Labour has been notified and is investigating.

In a statement provided to CP24, Mattamy Homes confirmed that the worker was a contractor at one of their developments.

"At this time we have no details regarding what happened or the cause. As we look into the accident, we are fully cooperating with police and the Ministry of Labour in their investigations,” the statement reads, “Our thoughts are with the injured worker and his family, and out of respect for their privacy, we don't have anything further to share at this time."