Man, 19, in critical condition after workplace accident in Beauharnois

An ambulance is shown outside a hospital in Montreal, Saturday, January 15, 2022, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

A 19-year-old man is in critical condition Monday afternoon after a work accident in Beauharnois, in the Montérégie region.

According to initial information, the worker was trapped under heavy machinery late Monday morning in the outdoor yard of a company located on Hauts-Fourneaux Road near Highway 30.

First responders had to resuscitate the man when they arrived, according to a spokesperson for the Coopérative des techniciens ambulanciers de la Montérégie.

The young man was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

The cause of the incident has not yet been determined.

-- This report by The Canadian Press was first published in French on July 4, 2022. 

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