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Updated: Vale confirms contract worker injured at Copper Cliff complex

Police escorted EMS vehicles to Health Sciences North
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A GSPS cruiser parked at the main gate at Vale's Copper Cliff site, following what police are calling and industrial incident that sent one man to hospital this afternoon. (Heather Green-Oliver).

Updated at 3:30 p.m.

Vale has confirmed to Sudbury.com that a contract employee was injured on company property in Copper Cliff this afternoon.

Spokesperson Danica Pagnutti provided the following statement: "I can confirm that emergency services were required on Vale property today to attend to an incident involving a contract employee. The individual has been transported to hospital."

The extent of the worker's injuries are unknown. Police continue to investigate.

Sudbury.com will continue to provide updates as they become available.

Updated April 6 at 2:50 p.m.

Greater Sudbury Police issued the following tweet at 2:43 p.m.

"Police & EMS responded to Industrial incident in Copper Cliff. One male transported to hospital. Unknown extent of injuries."

Sudbury.com has contacted Vale, and is awaiting a response.

Updated April 6 at 2:40 p.m.

The priority run is now complete, Greater Sudbury Police said on their Twitter account at 2:38 p.m. Motorists are thanked for their patience.

Updated April 6 at 2:35 p.m.

Police issued the following tweet at 2:32 p.m.

"Police and EMS will be proceeding down Regent St. to York to Paris to Ramsey Lake Rd. Inter. will be stopped for priority run."

Original story:

Greater Sudbury Police will stop traffic on Lorne Street at Martindale Road as they provide an emergency run for emergency services from Copper Cliff to the hospital.

“Please pull over and allow them right of way,” police reported on their Twitter account at around 2:20 p.m.

Lorne Street is currently under construction.

Sudbury.com is attempting to find out more. This story will be updated.