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Construction worker killed at Sheridan Centre identified

A worker who died Monday in an area of Sheridan Centre that was under construction has been identified.

Christopher Crawford, 33, died at the site where a Target Canada store was under construction. He leaves behind his wife, Tabatha, according to Erb & Good Family Funeral Home in Waterloo.

Crawford was a union member of the Sheet Metal Workers International Association Local 562 in Kitchener, which released a statement on its website on Tuesday.

“It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Brother Chris Crawford on January 13th 2014. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced when available,” the union said.

Emergency crews rushed to the mall shortly before noon and found Crawford of Kitchener trapped under a collapsed girder. A rescue effort ensued but he was later declared dead at the scene.

The Ministry of Labour is investigating and issued two work orders to PCL Construction, the company that is in charge of the work site. PCL wasn’t immediately available for comment.

But labour ministry spokesman Bruce Skeaff said that one work order was for the company to provide the ministry with paperwork regarding the work being done at the site and an order not to disturb the scene of the fatality until Jan. 17 or until the ministry releases the site.

“The investigation is continuing,” he said.