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Canada Union Station passageway deemed safe after woman hit by falling concrete

16:31  12 october  2018
16:31  12 october  2018 Source:   globalnews.ca

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Officials say an area of Union Station in Toronto, one of the busiest transportation hubs in Canada, has been deemed safe after a woman was struck by falling concrete during Thursday’s evening rush hour.

It was several pounds of concrete falling from the ceiling near track 9 at Union Station . Piell was hit as she exited her Metra train during the Officials say an area of Union Station in Toronto, one of the busiest transportation hubs in Canada, has been deemed safe after a woman was struck by falling

a store inside of a building: The Bay West Teamway at Union Station reopened to commuters on Oct. 12, 2018 after a woman was struck by falling concrete the day before.© Matt Llewellyn/Twitter The Bay West Teamway at Union Station reopened to commuters on Oct. 12, 2018 after a woman was struck by falling concrete the day before.

Officials say an area of Union Station in Toronto, one of the busiest transportation hubs in Canada, has been deemed safe after a woman was struck by falling concrete during Thursday's evening rush hour.

"After working tirelessly throughout the night, crews have determined the Bay West Teamway at Union Station is safe -- and the area is once again open to commuters," Metrolinx official Matt Llewellyn said in a tweet on Friday.

Toronto police and paramedics said they were called to the Bay West Teamway before 5:30 p.m. with reports a woman was hit in the head by an object.

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READ MORE: Union Station passageway deemed safe after woman hit by falling concrete . Toronto police and paramedics were called to the Bay West Teamway passageway just before 5:30 p.m. on Thursday with reports of a woman who was hit in the head by an object. Alison said prior to

Union Station passageway deemed safe after woman hit by falling concrete . Woman injured by falling debris at Toronto’s Union Station speaks out.

Toronto EMS said the pedestrian suffered serious injuries but her current condition is unknown.

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Llewellyn said the engineers from both Metrolinx and the city of Toronto spent the night inspecting the Teamway and repairs were conducted.

"As is always the case, will continue to monitor the Teamway, and out of an abundance of caution have ordered another thorough inspection in the coming weeks," Llewellyn said.

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"Again, the health and safety of the commuters using Union Station is our top priority and we wish the woman who was injured last night, a full and fast recovery."

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A pedestrian pathway at Union Station that was closed after a woman was struck by a falling piece of concrete on Thursday night has reopened. “ After working tirelessly through the night crews have determined that the Bay West Teamway is safe so the area has once again been reopened

Union Station passageway deemed safe after woman hit by falling concrete . Llewellyn said the engineers from both Metrolinx and the City of Toronto spent A fallen piece of concrete has closed the left lane of the westbound Gardiner Expressway from Lake Shore Boulevard Monday morning.

Union Station accommodates roughly 300,000 travellers every day. The station opened in 1927, was designated a national historic site in 1975 and has been undergoing a massive renovation project for close to a decade.

--With a file from The Canadian Press

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