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OPP Investigating Fatal Farming Accident Near Downeyville

KAWARTHA LAKES-City of Kawartha Lakes OPP officers are investigating a death that occurred on a private property north of Downeyville last evening.

Shortly before 6:30 pm on Thursday officers along with EMS were called to a farm off of Sturgeon Road for an accident involving a tractor which had rolled onto someone. A 99 year-old male of Emily Township who had been working on the tractor at the time of the incident, was transported to hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

OPP Technical Collision Investigators and Collision Reconstructionists were brought in to investigate and document the scene.

OPP would like to remind the public to be cautious when working around machinery. For information regarding safety measures which can be taken when working with machinery and farm equipment check out the below links.

CCOHS: Safeguarding – Working around Machinery

Item 2: Safeguarding of machinery | Guideline for pre-start health and safety reviews | ontario.ca

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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