Vehicle strikes worker at east London scrapyard

Ontario’s labour ministry is investigating after they say a worker at an east London scrapyard was struck by a customer’s vehicle Wednesday.

Paramedics confirmed they transported a patient to hospital with serious injuries from Core Industries at 2037 Gore Rd. around 1:30 p.m.

The Ministry of Labour dispatched two inspectors to the scene, a spokesperson said - writes lfpress.com

Police were called to the east-end business to assist paramedics, Const. Sandasha Bough said, adding a woman was injured.

A police SUV was parked behind the closed gates of the scrapyard at the business, where massive piles of metal towered nearly 10 metres high.

A man in a black pickup truck pulled up to the scrapyard around 2:15 p.m. and was let into the compound by workers in reflective safety vests before he met two waiting police officers.

Core Industries is a family-operated scrapyard that has been in business since Steve Szauter Sr. opened it in 1980, according to the company’s website.

Calls to Core Industries went unanswered Wednesday.

Wednesday’s incident comes just two days after a 47-year-old London man was killed while unloading slabs of granite at KW Countertops in Kitchener Monday.

The federal Ministry of Employment and Social Development’s labour program is probing the death— the name of the man hasn’t been released— because the incident involves a delivery business.

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