Man critical after being crushed by forklift in St. Laurent

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A 42-year-old worker is in critical condition in hospital after he was crushed by a forklift.

A spokesperson for the workers' health and safety board (CSST) says the vehicle was being loaded onto a the back of a truck when it suddenly fell off the ramp sideways and onto the worker below.

The accident happened this afternoon in the parking lot of an industrial supply business located at 165 Montee de Liesse in St. Laurent.

The man was pinned under the vehicle for about 20 minutes before firefighters freed him.

The CSST is now investigating.

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