Man Seriously Injured in Construction Accident

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A construction worker was hurt Monday after being hit in the chest by a cement truck chute.

Paramedics were called to the intersection at Bronson and Gladstone avenues just after 1 p.m.. Crews were laying cement in the area when the chute swung from the truck, striking the 47-year-old in the chest and pinning him against the truck.

Co-workers were able to free the man, who briefly lost consciousness but was awake when emergency crews arrived on scene, said paramedic spokesman J.P. Trottier.

The man suffered a fractured sternum as well as back injuries and is in serious condition in hospital.

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