07/22/2016 11:58 EDT | Updated 07/22/2016 12:00 EDT

Children's Hospital Of Saskatchewan Worker Killed In Construction Accident

The worksite has been shut down.

SASKATOON — A 21-year-old worker has died after a heavy steel construction lift reportedly fell on him at the new Children's Hospital of Saskatchewan site.

Emergency crews were called to the construction site, adjacent to Royal University Hospital, on Thursday afternoon.

The fire department says MD Ambulance paramedics were giving him CPR when firefighters arrived on scene.

Graham Construction issued a news release Thursday saying the young man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Occupational Health and Safety crews responded alongside emergency workers

Graham Construction says the worksite has been shut down while the investigation is ongoing.

(CTV Saskatoon, The Canadian Press)

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