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Investigation into workplace fatality at National Steel Car continues, says province

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The Ministry of Labour says an investigation into workplace fatality at a Hamilton railroad manufacturer in late April is ongoing.

Inspectors have now made three visits to National Steel Car after a 35-year-old painter was found unconscious and transported to hospital with vital signs absent in an April 23 incident.

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The agency revealed that several orders/requirements of the workplace have been issued after the visits but did not comment on specifics since the investigation has not yet been completed.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for the deceased, Collin Grayley, by friends, family, and members of the United Steel Workers Union Local 7135.

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“Collin worked in the paint department and he was loved and respected by everyone who knew him,” the page said.

The accident happened the same day freight maker announced a voluntarily shut down to its manufacturing division in light of a significant COVID-19 outbreak.

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As of Wednesday, 33 employees have been infected by the virus amid the surge, according to public health.

In a Facebook post on Tuesday, the manufacturer said it was extending it’s hiatus for another week.

“We are planning to resume operations on Monday May 17,” the post said.