Four construction workers in Toronto killed after scaffolding collapsed

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TORONTO - Four construction workers fell to their death after a scaffolding collapsed at an apartment building in Toronto late Thursday.

"I can confirm that four were pronounced (dead) on scene," said Rod Hicks, a duty officer with Toronto Medical Services.

A fifth worker was found alive and was rushed to a nearby trauma centre for treatment.

"We don't have a lot of information," said Hicks, who could not confirm the exact cause of the accident.

Hamida Khalid, who owns a grocery store in the building, said the workers fell 14 or 15 floors after the scaffolding they were on gave way.

"Five people went up," she said. "Now one is injured and four are dead."

The incident, which occurred at 2757 Kipling Ave. around 5 p.m., drew a cluster of police and emergency vehicles to the scene.

Police are on-scene investigating what lead to the fall.

Organizations: Toronto Medical Services

Geographic location: Toronto

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