12/17/2013 08:56 EST | Updated 02/16/2014 05:59 EST

Death of Hamilton boy Schuyler Six, 9, not criminal, police say

A nine-year-old Hamilton boy's sudden death has been deemed not suspicious or criminal, police say.

Police have been investigating Schuyler Six's tragic death since Sunday afternoon, when he was killed by a piece of falling steel on a Hamilton industrial site.

"The death has been deemed not suspicious or criminal in nature and has been turned over to the Ministry of Labour," Hamilton police spokesperson Debbie McGreal-Dinning told CBC Hamilton.

Ministry officials could not immediately be reached for comment Tuesday morning.

A team of social workers has been sent to Sir Wilfrid Laurier Public School in Hamilton to help grieving students try to make sense of the death of their third grade classmate.

“They’re there for as long as needed for students or staff,” said Jackie Penman, spokesperson for the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board.

The board calls in the team of trained social workers whenever there is a “tragic death” among students or staff, she said.

Six, who was believed to have been with his father, was struck in the head by a falling piece of steel at an industrial site Sunday afternoon, Hamilton EMS officials said. He was taken to Hamilton General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The incident took place around 1:45 p.m. at Ralm Industrial Millwrights Inc., on Imperial St., near Sherman Avenue North and Burlington Street East, according to workers near the scene.