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[URBAN NOTE] Fatalities on the TTC

When I heard the loudspeaker in my northbound subway car below Yonge Street crackle to life this morning and announce the closure of the subway line north of Eglinton station, I’d thought that there’d been a suicide. Instead, as blogTO reports, there had been a fatal accident on the track involving Toronto Transit Commission workers.

One worker was crushed by heavy equipment and died (a worker for 5 years in the crew, name not yet released). Two others were taken to hospital. One will be released with a broken rib, the other is still be assessed but (his?) condition has stabilized.

The disruption to hundreds of thousands of Torontonians’ commutes is expected to continue until at least tomorrow.

Written by Randy McDonald

April 23, 2007 at 2:58 pm

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