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Man killed by falling object at southeast Calgary business

A man in his 60s, a worker at Westpower in southeast Calgary, died after he was struck by an object on Thursday afternoon. A man in his 60s, a worker at Westpower in southeast Calgary, died after he was struck by an object on Thursday afternoon.
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A man has died following an incident that took place at a southeast Calgary business, officials said Thursday.

The worker at the Westpower location in the 4400 block of 54 Avenue S.E., in the Foothills Industrial Park, was critically injured when he was hit by a falling object, Occupational Health and Safety officials told CTV News.

EMS says paramedics were called to the scene at approximately 12:40 p.m. They say the victim, who was in his 60s, was using heavy machinery at the time of the incident.

The patient died at the scene of "catastrophic injuries", officials said. No one else was hurt.

The investigation, in conjunction with Calgary Police, is ongoing and no other details are being released at this time.

David Goddard, Westpower's president, issued the following statement to CTV News Friday morning.

"We are devastated by the tragic loss of our beloved member of the Westpower family. Safety of our workers is our highest priority and our hearts go out to his family and co-workers. We will do everything we can to support them during this difficult time. We are co-operating fully with the investigation into this incident and cannot comment further at this time."

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