Fatal industrial incident under investigation in Sudbury

A 29-year-old man has died following a fatal industrial crash Wednesday afternoon on Powerhouse Road near the Wabagishik Power Plant.

His name is not being released out of respect for the family’s wishes.

Greater Sudbury Police say the man was driving what appears to have been a crane that slid off the road just north of the plant, near the Lorne Falls Road turnoff.

Investigators are still trying to determine a cause, but it’s unclear if the weather played a role in the crash.

The road was snow-covered at the time the vehicle left the roadway.

Heavy tow trucks were called to the scene to pull the vehicle up the embankment, which led to the closure of Highway 17 for  a short time.

The investigation continues in collaboration with the Coroner’s Office and the Ministry of Labour.

East Algoma OPP also reported that Highway 17 was closed for a short time yesterday morning after a tractor-trailer jack-knifed in Desbarats.

There were no injuries.

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