Crane operator dies following Industrial Accident in Augusta Township

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(Prescott, ON) On Monday, July 17th, 2017 at approximately 4 PM, the Grenville County Ontario Provincial (OPP) responded to a workplace accident at a gravel pit, located on McCully Road, in Augusta Township.

At this location, a crane tipped at the water’s edge, causing it to collapse into the pond. The lone operator of the crane was transported to the hospital, where he was declared deceased.

The deceased is a 77-year-old male from Lakefield, Ontario.

The Ontario Ministry of Labour was notified of the incident and the investigation is currently on-going.