A 50-year-old TTC worker, Tom Dedes died of his injuries one week after he was pinned by two vehicles at the TTC Scarborough RT Yard.The incident took place at around 2:30 a.m. on Oct. 1 in the area of McCowan and Ellesmere roads. He was pinned by a vehicle and a train.
Acc. to TTC, Dedes had worked for the transit agency for 18 years most recently as a subway track maintenance employee.
In a news release issued today, the TTC said Dedes and his co-workers were “off-loading equipment” from a TTC pickup truck onto a workcar at the TTC yard.
“When the workcar was finished being loaded, it moved off under the power of a locomotive.There is no traction power rail where the workcar was situated.”
“Tom was positioned between the pickup truck and the workcar when the tail swing of the workcar struck and pinned Tom against the pickup truck, causing significant internal injuries.”
Investigations into the incident are being conducted by the Ontario Ministry of Labour and the TTC.