Ontario Construction News staff writer
Two men have died after being trapped in a trench collapse at an Ajax construction site. Two other workers were rescued from the trench and transported to hospital.
The incident happened on Rossland Road near Westney Road North at about noon on Monday. Sgt. Joanne Bortoluss of the Durham Regional Police has confirmed that rescue crews recovered two bodies from the trench around 2:30 a.m. Tueasday, more than 14 hours after the collapse occurred.
One of the injured men was airlifted to Sunnybrook hospital in Toronto, while another was taken to Lakeridge Health Ajax-Pickering. The victims have been identified and their families have been notified, she said. Bortoluss said she did not have information about their ages or whether they were Durham Region residents.
Autopsies will be carried out on both men today, police said.
The Ministry of Labour is on the scene and has taken control of the investigation.