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Excavator incident in northeast Ontario results in double fatality

By COS staff
| www.cos-mag.com

On Jan. 29, a double fatality occurred on one of Ontario’s logging roads.

Pierre Morin, 43, of Chelmsford, Ont., and Stéphane Desaulniers, 28, of Quebec died in an incident involving a logging truck and an excavator on Dunbar Road, a logging road off Highway 144, north of Sudbury.

Early reports from the Ontario Provincial Police suggest a logging tractor-trailer became stuck in a ditch. An excavator attempted to help remove the trailer. During the set-up process, the excavator slid down an incline and pinned the two workers located in front of the tractor-trailer.

The Ministry of Labour is currently investigating.

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