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Employee in critical condition following industrial accident

The Ministry of Labour is investigating
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2015-12-30 South Simcoe Police KA 02
File photo. Kenneth Armstrong/Village Media

NEWS RELEASE

SOUTH SIMCOE POLICE

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INNISFIL - On Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, around 11 a.m., South Simcoe Police received a call regarding an industrial accident on the 7th Line of Innisfil. While an employee was working on a running tractor, it slipped out of gear and proceeded toward the closed garage door.

While attempting to get into the main cabin to stop the tractor, the male lost grip and was pinned between the collapsed door and the wheel of the tractor. Another employee moved quickly and was able to get inside the cab to stop the tractor.

The 64-year-old male from Barrie was transported to Royal Victoria Hospital in what was described to be in critical condition.

The Ministry of Labour has taken over the investigation.

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