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Worker killed after being pinned between garbage trucks

Man worked for the City of Ottawa's public works department
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OTTAWA (CP) — Police say a City of Ottawa employee has died after being pinned between two garbage trucks early Monday morning.

Local police say the incident happened near a Costco in the city's east end at about 7 a.m.

They say the man was taken to hospital, where he died.

Ottawa's acting general manager for Public Works and Environmental Services says the worker was from his department. Quentin Levesque says the city will work closely with police and the Ministry of Labour as they investigate.

In a release, the City of Ottawa said flags at all its sites will be lowered to half-mast as the company mourns an employee "who tragically lost his life in a workplace accident."

— With files from COS staff.

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