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TTC employee dies after being injured on the job

Last Updated Oct 9, 2017 at 5:49 pm EST

TTC veteran Tom Dedes, 50, died in hospital after being injured on the job, the TTC said in a statement on Monday. TWITTER/@bradTTC

A TTC employee who was injured on the job has died in hospital, the TTC said in a statement on Monday.

50-year-old Tom Dedes was a subway track maintenance worker and an 18-year veteran of the TTC.

He was seriously injured when he was pinned against a pickup truck at the McCowan yard in the early hours of Oct. 1.

The incident occurred after Dedes and his co-workers off-loaded equipment from a TTC pickup truck onto a work car in preparation for maintenance work that was to be carried out on Line 3 later that night.

The Ministry of Labour is investigating.

TTC spokesman Brad Ross tweeted the full statement detailing the incident and CEO Andy Byford’s sympathies.

Mayor John Tory released a statement extending his condolences as well.

“Our thoughts this Thanksgiving Monday are with Tom’s family, including his partner Gina, and his friends and colleagues at the TTC,” he said. “The city will make sure we understand what happened and will take whatever steps we can to make sure a tragedy like this never happens again.”