Fri, 2012-09-14

A TTC Maintenance worker was killed and another seriously injured when they were struck by a service train just before 5:00 a.m. this morning near Yorkdale Station on the Yonge-University-Spadina line.

“This is a great tragedy for the families of the victims and for the entire TTC family,” said ATU President Local 113 President Bob Kinnear, who arrived at the scene shortly after the accident was reported to Toronto EMS.

“We do not yet know how this happened but the investigation is intense and all agencies involved, including the union, will not rest until we know everything that is possible to know about how this happened.”

The names of the victims are not being released pending notification of their families.

“We ask the media to give the families some time to deal personally with this tragedy and direct all enquiries for the time being through the union,” said Kinnear.