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CanadaWoman struck by concrete at Union Station to launch lawsuit against Metrolinx, City of Toronto

19:05  16 october  2018
19:05  16 october  2018 Source:   globalnews.ca

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Metrolinx is a Crown agency that manages and integrates road and public transport in the Golden Horseshoe region, which includes the cities of Toronto and Hamilton, in the province of Ontario in Canada.

Woman struck by concrete at Union Station to launch lawsuit against Metrolinx, City of Toronto © 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.

A woman who was struck by a piece of falling concrete at Toronto's Union Station last week intends to sue the province's transportation agency Metrolinx and the City of Toronto, her lawyer told Global News.

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.

Lawyer Nainesh Kotak told Global News her client briefly lost consciousness after being struck by the concrete and found herself on the ground attended by security personnel and paramedics.

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A woman was taken to hospital after being struck by falling concrete at Union Station on Thursday evening. The incident happened just before 6 pm “Safety is central to everything we do. Engineers from both Metrolinx and the City of Toronto spent the night thoroughly inspecting the Teamway.

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The woman was transported to St. Michael's Hospital for treatment and was released later that evening.

Kotak said his client has been traumatized by the event and is unsure about her health going forward.

Personal injury lawyer Mike Smitiuch told Global News on Friday that the incident shouldn’t have happened in the first place.

"When you go into a building, you should be able to assume that it’s safe and, in fact, the owner of a building has a duty to keep it safe," he said.

"There is no doubt in my mind that Metrolinx, or whoever was actually responsible, is liable."

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The Bay West Teamway passageway was closed for several hours following the incident as crews conducted overnight inspections and repairs.

The area was later deemed safe and was reopened for the Friday morning commute. The cause of the falling concrete is still under investigation.

Metrolinx spokesperson Nitish Bissonauth told Global News on Friday that their engineers will complete another inspection of the surrounding structures in the coming weeks.

Union Station, which has been undergoing a massive renovation project, is owned and operated by the municipality and Metrolinx.

—With a file from Mark Carcasole

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