TTC employee dies after horror work accident

TTC employee dies after horror work accident

TTC employee dies after horror work accident 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 were investigating.


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