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Man dies in industrial accident at Oro Medonte township quarry

Incident remains under investigation. Identity of 36-year-old victim withheld pending notification of next of kin
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ORO MEDONTE TOWNSHIP - On Friday, Dec. 21, 2018  the Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a workplace accident at a local business in Oro Medonte Township.

Police were dispatched to an Oro Medonte Township quarry with reports of an industrial accident where a male had sustained serious injury. 

Police, Oro Medonte Fire and County of Simcoe Emergency Medical Services attended. The involved male was transported from the scene to Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital and was pronounced deceased upon arrival.

The identity of the deceased, a 36-year-old male, is not being released pending notification of next of kin. A post mortem examination to determine the cause of death will be conducted at a later date in Toronto at the Centre Of Forensic Sciences.

The Orillia Detachment of the OPP, Orillia Crime Unit and Central Region Forensic Identification Unit continue to investigate this incident. The Ministry of Labour was notified and will also investigate the circumstances surrounding this death.

Members of the Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities. Officers value your contribution to building safe communities.

If you have information about suspected unlawful activity, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or visit Crime Stoppers at: or call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).