CALGARY – A Calgary employer confirms 30-year-old James Ladino from Edmonton died Wednesday following a workplace accident.
Ladino had joined Insituform Canada earlier this year as a labourer and was working in the deep southeast Calgary community of Cranston Tuesday.
EMS responded to an alley in the 100 block of Cranberry Square S.E. at around 11:15 a.m.
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Ladino had “sustained a severe head injury after being struck by some apparatus or machinery they were manipulating while doing some underground utility work,” said Stuart Brideaux, with AHS EMS.
Insituform is a Canadian subsidiary of Aegion Corporation. The private contractor was working on some underground lines in the Cranston alley at the time.
Ladino was above ground when the accident occurred.
Charles R. Gordon, Aegion’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are very saddened by the loss of one of our employees. Insituform Canada is in the process of conducting a thorough internal investigation of the incident. The incident is also under active investigation by officials of Alberta Occupational Health & Safety and by local police. We are cooperating fully with those investigations and will know more when they are completed and the facts and circumstances are known. We have no further comment at this time.”