Thursday, September 22, 2016

Bricklayer worker with CDF (Construction Dion & Fils) fell to his death from the seventh floor scaffolding of the building at Nuns' Island worksite in Montreal, Quebec

The worker fell from scaffolding that was positioned at the seventh floor of the building on Berlioz Street. (Simon-Marc Charron/Radio-Canada) 

 Worker dies after fall at Nuns' Island worksite
Mason fell working on a nine-storey building on Berlioz Street

CBC News Posted: Sep 21, 2016 4:30 PM ET Last Updated: Sep 21, 2016 5:16 PM ET

A construction worker is dead after falling from scaffolding at a worksite on Nuns' Island Wednesday morning, a company representative has confirmed.

The man was a bricklayer working for Construction Dion & Fils on a nine-storey building at 200 Berlioz Street.

The company was redoing the brick on the exterior of the building.

Serge Asselin, the building's superintendent, said the worker fell through a hole in the scaffolding's floor.

"His colleagues tried to pull him back up, but he was too heavy and he slipped," Asselin said.

Police and inspectors from Quebec's workplace health and safety board are investigating.