Brantford roofer plunges to her death on the job
Published Friday, November 16, 2012 5:52PM EST
A 24-year-old woman has been killed in a workplace incident at an industrial complex on Mohawk Street in Brantford.
The Ministry of Labour says the woman was a roofer, who fell through a skylight, plunging over six metres on Thursday afternoon.
"It's not deemed at this time criminal in nature and that is why the Ministry of Labour will be investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of the young woman," Const. Natalie Laing of the Brantford Police Service tells CTV News.
Ministry of Labour spokesperson Matt Blajer says "From what we know the young worker was working on the roof when she fell...through a skylight and succumbed to her injuries at the scene."
Dale Stokes runs a scrap metal yard next to the Mohawk Business Centre. He says emergency crews showed up at about 1:30 p.m. on Thursday.
"A couple of ambulances came...flying in," says Stokes, operations manager at Triple M Metal Inc. "We later learned that someone fell through one of the skylights next door."
A handful of businesses are run out of the complex. CTV News attempted to speak with the owners of the property, but they declined comment.
"Seeing the tragic scene unfold is a reminder of the dangers of what can happen on the job," says Stokes.
Next of kin have been notified, but the victim's name has not yet been released.