Man dies in apparent escalator accident at Universite de Montreal

MONTREAL -- A 28-year-old man died Friday after an apparent workplace accident at Universite de Montreal.

Emergency workers found the man in critical condition underneath one of the school's escalators.

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He died in hospital.

Montreal police transferred the investigation to the province's workplace safety commission, which said the worker was conducting repairs to an escalator and suffered a wound to his arm.

Police erected a safety perimeter around the scene and were questioning witnesses.

The workplace safety commission did not confirm whether the man was an employee of the university.



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