Worker killed in industrial accident at Stelco facility in Hamilton
An ambulance is seen in this undated photo.
Published Saturday, January 15, 2022 3:42PM EST
Last Updated Saturday, January 15, 2022 3:42PM EST
A worker was killed in an industrial accident at a Stelco facility in Hamilton Saturday morning.
Hamilton Fire Department said they were dispatched to Hamilton Works at 386 Wilcox Street just before 11 a.m. after one person got trapped in a machine.
When they arrived, crews deactivated the equipment and extricated the victim.
Hamilton paramedics said the worker, a man in his 50s, was without vital signs and was shortly pronounced dead at the scene.
The cause of the accident is unknown. The Ministry of Labour has been notified.
A Stelco spokesperson confirmed that there was a serious incident at the facility.
"All of us at Stelco are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and colleague. Our focus at the moment is to support the worker’s family during this tragic and difficult time," the spokesperson said in a statement.
"We will be conducting a thorough and detailed investigation to determine how this tragedy occurred, and we will continue to cooperate will all authorities including the Ministry of Labour as they complete their own investigations."