Pedestrian killed near construction site in downtown Montreal

MONTREAL – A has been killed  while walking next to a in Montreal on Monday morning in what seems to be a .

Montreal  Anie Lemieux confirmed that the accident took place at around 8:40 a.m. on de la Montagne Street, just north of Boulevard.

The 32-year-old man was walking on the east side of the street when he was seriously injured by a heavy metal plate being moved on the construction site.

He was transported to hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival.

Police have confirmed that a chain holding the plate, which weighs up to 1 and is used to cover large holes in pavement so vehicles can drive over top, was being manoeuvred by a large piece of and seems to have snapped.

“The circumstances are still yet to be determined,” said Lemieux. “This is a .”

An investigation is ongoing and De la Montagne is closed between Rene Levesque and Ste. Catherine while investigators are at the scene.

Investigators from Quebec’s workplace board () are also on the site.

According to a press release issued Monday by the government department, 42 per cent of all happen in Quebec between August and October.

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