08/05/2013 09:53 EDT | Updated 10/05/2013 05:12 EDT

Pedestrian killed by falling metal at downtown construction site

A 32-year-old man is dead after he was hit by a piece of metal that fell from a construction site this morning.

The man was walking by the site at De la Montagne Street and Rene-Levesque Boulevard when he was hit by the piece of metal at around 8:20 a.m.

“He was in a critical state and transported rapidly to hospital,” said Bob Lamle of Urgences-Santé.

A short time later, police confirmed the man had died.

The man was a passerby and not a worker, Lamle said.

More to come.