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Air Canada employee dies at Toronto Pearson Airport

Going to work shouldn't be a deadly experience; however, deaths on the job are a reality. Some of these deaths are due to safety violations and could have been prevented. Other deaths are the results of accidents that might not have been preventable. In either case, the fact of the matter is that a person loses his or her life while they were trying to earn a living. A recent accident at Toronto Pearson International Airport claimed the life of a 24-year-old man who was simply trying to do his job.

The man was a luggage handler for Air Canada. He had only been employed by the company for approximately nine months when he was killed in the fatal luggage cart flip. At the time of the accident, he was driving one of the luggage carts when it rolled over. He was thrown onto the tarmac and was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

The Federal Labour Program and the Peel police are looking into what happened when the fatal accident occurred. Because that is yet unknown, a union representative was unable to comment on whether there were safety concerns related to the incident.

After an on-the-job fatality, the authorities must work to find out the cause of the accident. This can help provide the surviving family members with the basis for a claim for wrongful death. In some cases, the information gathered can be used to help prevent similar accidents from occurring. For those who lost a loved one in a fatal workplace accident, the need to take action can be paramount.

Source: CBC News Toronto, "Man dies in luggage cart rollover at Toronto's Pearson Airport," Laura Fraser, April 23, 2016

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