The body of a man trapped underground recovered after an industrial accident


MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO – Peel Regional Police say the body of a man trapped underground Friday after an industrial accident in Mississauga has been found.

Emergency crews were called to the site at Hurontario Street and Burnhamthorpe Road around 3:30 p.m. and assisted several workers into a water chamber.

Police said a pipe had burst, causing the chamber to fill with water.

Crews recovered the last worker, a 54-year-old man, shortly after midnight, but despite the efforts of first responders, police said he was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the police, the Ministry of Labor is investigating the accident.

All roads are now reopened in the area.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on December 3, 2022.


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