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Two injured, two dead after trench collapses

August 9, 2022  By CP24

Rescue crews recovered the bodies of two men killed when the trench they were digging suddenly caved in on Monday, police said.

Some time around noon, a large trench, near Rossland and Westney roads in Ajax, Ont. collapsed, injuring two male workers and burying two others.

A large number of firefighters and heavy excavating equipment was brought to the scene, with crews slowly digging and reinforcing the edge of the trench through the night.

By about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, the bodies of the two missing workers were found and retrieved.


An Ontario Ministry of Labour investigation into what caused the collapse is ongoing.


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