Toronto’s mayor is promising an investigation following the death of a Toronto Transit Commission worker after being pinned between two vehicles.
Tom Dedes, a 50-year-old subway track maintenance employee, died in hospital on Monday, a week after he was wounded when he became caught between a TTC pickup truck and the trail swing of a workcar.
TTC CEO Andy Byford told CBC
that Dedes died after developing an infection following surgery after the incident, which he said “certainly was a freak accident”.
Dedes and his co-workers were offloading equipment from the truck about 2am when the incident occurred.
Dedes had worked for TTC for 18 years.
"We're all in a state of absolute shock," Byford said. "To have him pass so suddenly when it appeared he was through the worst has broken our hearts."
In a statement, Toronto Mayor John Tory said: "The city will make sure we understand what happened and will take whatever steps we can to make sure a tragedy like this never happens again.”
Both TTC and the Ontario Ministry of Labour
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