MPP Calls for Task Force to Investigate Home Construction Site Deaths
Toronto – In the wake of an unprecedented number of construction site deaths in Toronto over the past two months, MPP Mike Colle (Eglinton-Lawrence) is calling for the establishment of a Provincially-led Task Force to look into the causes of these deaths and offer methods for prevention, education, and training. This Task Force would be comprised of Ministry of Labour and Toronto Building officials, contractors, representatives from the construction industry, and the Fire Fighter Services’ Rescue Unit.
Yesterday, September 9th, 2014 a 19 year old construction worker was found dead after a residential home under construction in the Avenue and Lawrence area collapsed.
“This is the second home construction death in my area in two months. Something has to be done now to protect workers and ensure home construction is done safely and properly.”
On July 24th, 2014 a construction worker also died after becoming trapped in a trench on a construction site in the Caledonia and Eglinton Area.
Also yesterday, a 56 year old worker died after being a pulled from a trench he was helping dig in the rear of a Scarborough apartment building.
“While a Ministry of Labour investigation is ongoing, there were two construction related deaths yesterday in Toronto. We need this Task Force to take a comprehensive look into the causes behind this rash of home construction site deaths. This is too serious of an issue not to act on immediately. We need to get answers.”
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