Man dies in apparent escalator accident at Universite de Montreal
The Special Investigations Unit says police were acting in self-defence in the incident, which sent him to hospital where he underwent surgery and survived.
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, February 19, 2016 6:11PM EST
MONTREAL -- A 28-year-old man died Friday after an apparent workplace accident at Universite de Montreal.
Emergency workers found the man in critical condition underneath one of the school's escalators.
He died in hospital.
Montreal police transferred the investigation to the province's workplace safety commission, which said the worker was conducting repairs to an escalator and suffered a wound to his arm.
Police erected a safety perimeter around the scene and were questioning witnesses.
The workplace safety commission did not confirm whether the man was an employee of the university.