Mississauga transit maintenance worker dies in workplace accident
A maintenance worker for the Mississauga transit system died in hospital after a workplace accident early Saturday, officials say.
The employee died while performing maintenance on a bus at the Central Parkway Maintenance Garage, according to Geoff Wright, commissioner of transportation and public works for the city of Mississauga.
Wright said the worker died after being taken to Credit Valley Hospital.
Peel Regional Police and the Ontario Ministry of Labor are investigating. The employee’s name was not released.
Flags at MiWay facilities are flown at half-mast in honor of Queen Elizabeth II, who died last week, but will remain flown at half-mast in honor of the employee, Wright said.
John Di Nino, president of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Canada, said in a statement on Saturday that the union was shocked and saddened by the crash.
“This is just another reminder of the potential dangers transit professionals face every day. ATU Canada sends its sincere thoughts, prayers and support to the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased member of the Merged Transit Union,” he said.
Mississauga mayoral re-election candidate Bonnie Crombie expressed condolences to family, friends and union colleagues in a tweet on Saturday.
Today we unfortunately lost one of our own. This morning, a maintenance employee from @MiWayHelps died as a result of a work accident. I send my deepest condolences to their family, friends and @ATU1572LOCAL colleagues. City flags will fly at half mast in their honor. https://t.co/BMEEqkyKKL