Kitchener-Waterloo

Man falls to death at Waterloo's Barrel Yards construction site

Police say an 18-year-old man died after a fall from a building at the Barrel Yards development on Erb Street West at Father David Bauer Dr. in uptown Waterloo.
Police say the incident occurred around 1:21 p.m. on Monday in uptown Waterloo. (Matthew Kang/CBC)

Police say an 18-year-old man has died after falling from a residential building at the Barrel Yards development on Erb Street West at Father David Bauer Dr. in uptown Waterloo.

The incident happened around 1:20 p.m. Monday at The Cooperage, a 22-storey apartment tower. Police say they are still working to notify next of kin. They have also not confirmed if the deceased man was a construction worker. 

A police forensics team and representatives from the Ministry of Labour are currently conducting investigations on scene.

Aside from tenants who live in some of the completed units at the building, a residential property called The Cooperage, the site was closed off to the media and the public. 

When complete, the massive 500,000 square-foot development will include rental apartments, condominiums, office towers, and a luxury hotel. 

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