An employee at Toronto Pearson International Airport died Friday night after he was hit by a vehicle. The victim was Ian Henry Pervez, 24, according to his family. tributes began pouring in for him online, one calling him “a gem and a great son” in his church community.
Pervez’s brother said the family was not yet ready to speak about him.
Police have not yet released Pervez’s name, but confirmed he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Peel police and the Ontario Ministry of Labour are investigating, but they have yet to release many details about the workplace fatality.
Police were first called to the scene shortly after 11 p.m. Friday, a spokesman said. The federal Transportation Safety Board may also investigate what happened, depending on whether an aircraft was in any way involved.