Skip to content

Worker killed after being pinned between garbage trucks

Man worked for the City of Ottawa's public works department

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.

Videos You May Like

man who fell at work

Responding to workplace fatalities

Do you know what to do if the unthinkable happens in your organization?
Blame poor conditions, not human error, for workplace accidents: Expert

Blame poor conditions, not human error, for workplace accidents: Expert

When an accident occurs in the workplace, employers often search for the violation the worker committed that led to the incident, according to Todd Conklin, a senior advisor at the U.S. Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. Conklin spoke to Canadian HR Reporter TV about his view that human error may actually be system-induced.

Add Comment