Falling steel kills boy, 9, at Hamilton metal shop

Hamilton Police continue to investigate the death of nine-year-old boy in an industrial area...

Hamilton Police continue to investigate the death of nine-year-old boy in an industrial area Sunday. (SHAWN JEFFORDS/Toronto Sun)

Shawn Jeffords, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:48 PM ET

HAMILTON, Ont. -- A nine-year-old boy is dead after what police are calling a "tragic accident" in a metal fabrication shop.

The boy, whose name has not been released by Hamilton Police, was killed after a large piece of metal fell on him at the shop around 1:45 p.m. Sunday.

Officers remained on the scene Monday.

The boy was at the shop with a "family member" who was permitted to be on the premises, Const. Debbie McGreal-Dinning said.

"It's a tragic accident and a nine-year-old boy has lost his life," she said.


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