Another person has died as a result of the severe windstorm that Ontario was hit by on Friday, May 4th.
As previously reported, two men passed away on Friday as a result of the storm. One man died after attempting to move live wires that had fallen onto the street from a broken power line.
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The other incident involved two men that were employed by a tree removal service company, Tree Miller. The incident is still being investigated. The incident occurred when the two men were hit by a fallen tree, as previously reported.
One man, 28-years-old, passed away at the scene after he was struck by the tree but the other man, only 18-years-old, was taken to the hospital with severe injuries. We have just learned that the second worker has also passed away.
Mayor Krantz, on behalf of the entire community, offers condolences to the friends and family of the Miller Tree employee who passed away earlier today while clearing trees downed by the storm. Our thoughts are also with the individual who was seriously injured in the event.
It is with a heavy heart that we report while working to help clear trees from our power lines, a young forestry worker was just killed when a large tree fell on him. We offer our deepest condolences to Miller Tree and family.
On Sunday morning, Hydro One reported that there are still approximately 100,000 homes without power.
Source: Vancouver Sun