A construction worker died in an industrial accident in Markham on Thursday afternoon.

The man was killed when a large cement truck overturned on him.

The accident occurred in a residential construction area near 16th Avenue and McCowan Road, police said.

Authorities were first informed of the incident at 3 p.m.

Investigators from the Ministry of Labour arrived at the site on Thursday evening.

The coroner was en route to the scene.