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24-year-old man killed in workplace accident, Ministry of Labour investigating

The Ministry of Labour is investigating an accident at a workplace in the Hannon area that left one person dead. The victim was 24-years-old, say police.

The victim was struck by a loader, says ministry

The Ministry of Labour is investigating after an accident at a Hamilton Mountain workplace killed a man in his 20s. (David Ritchie)

The Ministry of Labour is investigating a Hamilton workplace accident that killed a 24-year-old man. 

On Friday Oct. 4, just around 3:30 p.m., Hamilton police were called to Countrywide Recycling at 900 Nebo Road in the Hannon area for reports of an accident. 

Police confirmed that a 24-year-old man was critically injured at the facility and has died. 

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Labour told CBC Hamilton that "it was reported a worker was struck by a loader."

Const. Jerome Stewart also told CBC Hamilton that the man had an accident "involving equipment," but could not give any more details. He also confirmed that the ministry was investigating.

Two ministry inspectors have been assigned and the investigation is ongoing. 

A spokesperson for Countrywide Recycling released a statement about the tragic death:

"We all suffered a tremendous loss at Countrywide on Friday. We feel like we lost a member of our family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and all of those who are involved in this incident. At this time, we are all processing and grieving and have no further comment."