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Piece of scaffolding falls on girl at Toronto school

Last Updated Jan 17, 2018 at 11:23 pm EST

The Toronto District School Board has halted a construction project at a school in the Annex after a piece of scaffolding fell on a student earlier this week.

The incident happened Monday outside of Palmerston Avenue Junior Public School, near Bloor Street and Bathurst Street, when a piece of construction material fell and hit a young girl.

The student was taken for a medical assessment and will be fine, according to TDSB spokesperson Ryan Bird.

School staff moved students to a separate building as a precaution until the scaffolding could be checked, Bird said in a statement. “An inspection by the contractor followed and when the school received assurances that the scaffolding was safe, students were permitted to return.”

Work on the project has been paused until the board is certain “it can resume safely.”