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Man dies in snow removal truck accident near Pearson Airport

The Ministry of Labour is investigating after a young man died in a tragic accident near Pearson International Airport Friday night.
A man is dead following an accident involving a snow removal truck at Pearson International Airport Friday night. (Charlsie Agro/CBC)

The Ontario Ministry of Labour is investigating after a young man died in a tragic accident near Pearson International Airport Friday night.

The man in his 20s became trapped after the flatbed of a truck came loose, pinning the man beneath it.  

Emergency crews responded to the scene in a parking lot just off of Viscount Road at around 7 p.m. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Peel Regional Police said it appears to be a tragic accident and that there is no "element of criminality" in investigation.

“It’s fairly early, but it’s my understanding they were removing snow from the parking lot...it will likely be sometime before the ministry completes its investigation.” said Const. Thomas Rutan