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Police identify men crushed in Sudbury excavator incident

Provincial police have released the names of two men killed in an industrial accident north of Sudbury on Wednesday.

Provincial police have released the names of two men killed in an industrial accident north of Sudbury on Wednesday.

Pierre Morin, 43, of Chelmsford and Stéphane Desaulniers, 28, of Quebec were crushed by an excavator while trying to get a logging truck out of a ditch about 10 km north of Cartier, in a remote area in Dunbar Township.

(Yvon Theriault/Radio-Canada)

The workers were using the excavator to free the truck from the ditch.

According to police, the driver of the excavator drove up a slight incline and positioned the machine sideways in front of the tractor-trailer. But the excavator slid back and crushed the two men, who were in the process of hooking-up chains to the tractor-trailer.

The driver of the excavator was not injured.

The investigation continues. 

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