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Man electrocuted when pole he was carrying touched wires

Last Updated Aug 10, 2020 at 4:54 pm EDT

A man was electrocuted in an industrial accident in the area of Yonge Street and Olive Avenue. CITYNEWS/Dave Misener

A man suffered life-threatening injuries after being electrocuted in a downtown industrial accident.

Toronto police say a man was carrying a pole on a job site when it came into contact with wires in the area of Yonge Street and Olive Avenue around 3 p.m.

Toronto paramedics transported a man in his 40s to a trauma centre with injuries described as serious and possibly life-threatening.

The Ministry of Labour has been called in to investigate.