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On January 11, detectives from the MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais Public Security Service arrested a 30-year-old man from Thurso in connection with the death of a heavy machinery operator on September 8, 2022, on Chemin Denis in Cantley.

The death of the 46-year-old operator occurred during blasting work being carried out.

The police investigation, which lasted several months, validated important elements enabling the Directeur des poursuites criminelles et pénales (DPCP) to authorize two (2) charges against the individual responsible for the blasting operations.

The charges are.

– Causing death by criminal negligence

– Duty to take precautions with explosives

In parallel with the police investigation, the CNESST and the Coroner were also involved in this case.