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Ministry of Labour investigating accident at Lindsay workplace

DAN CEARNS, The Standard

KAWARTHA LAKES: An investigation has begun after someone was injured at a Lindsay workplace.

According to Kawartha Lakes Police (KLPS), on Wednesday, March 2nd, at 10:56 a.m., members of the local police service, along with Kawartha Lakes firefighters and paramedics, were called to a “Kent Street West address for a workplace accident.”

“A 72-year-old male was transported to [the] hospital with unknown injuries after falling into an open pit,” a statement from KLPS read. A spokesperson from the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development has confirmed, to The Standard, they are looking into the incident.

“The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) was notified, on March 2nd, 2022, of an incident in Lindsay. An MLTSD inspector was assigned. As the investigation is ongoing, I am unable to provide further updates at this time,” Ciara Nardelli stated.

Neither the ministry nor the police have named the victim or the workplace.

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