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Update #1: WSIB Statement on Hampstead Motor Vehicle Collision

News Release

TORONTO, February 7, 2012 - We are greatly saddened by the deaths and injuries suffered in the motor vehicle collision in Hampstead, Ontario on February 6, 2012.

The WSIB has established a special team to take action on this incident. We are moving forward to ensure that the workers and families impacted by this tragedy receive the support and assistance they need.

This information will be updated as more details emerge.

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is an independent trust agency that administers compensation and no-fault insurance for Ontario workplaces. We are committed to delivering what matters to the workers and employers of Ontario: fast, accessible service and fair benefits at a fair price. The WSIB provides wage loss benefits, medical coverage and help getting back to work - the best possible outcome following an injury on the job.

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For further information, please contact:

Christine Arnott
WSIB Media Relations