An accident at a steel company in Mississauga claimed the life of a male employee, according to reports. The incident, which involved a forklift, occurred around 9:30 a.m. on March 23. Responding to a medical emergency, rescue personnel from Peel Region arrived and declared the 62-year-old employee dead. The medical emergency, however, was actually a work-related accident, a representative for local law enforcement officials stated.
According to the preliminary investigation, an employee who was operating a forklift apparently hit another employee with the machine, killing him. The 42-year-old forklift driver then tried to evade the police who arrived at the scene but was later arrested. The suspect faces charges for failing to remain at the scene of a collision causing death. The report indicated that it was unknown if Ontario's Ministry of Labour was alerted of the incident.