Farm worker dies while operating tobacco harvester

OPP and Ministry of Labour investigating incident

Farm worker dies while operating tobacco harvester

OPP West Region revealed on Twitter that it is investigating a fatal farming accident involving a tobacco harvester at a Norfolk County, Ont., farm.

A further report from CTV News Kitchener says that emergency crews were called to the scene at a property on Windham East Quarter Line Road at around 9.30 a.m. on August 14.

The identity of the worker is being withheld as next-of-kin is being notified, but the OPP says that the worker was a tobacco harvester who suffered fatal injuries while harvesting and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The London Free Press had more details on the accident, stating that it was a fatal collision.

As well as the OPP, the Ministry of Labour is also investigating the incident.

In May, an Ontario worker died on a Lucan-area farm in Southwestern Ontario.

Suncor has also been under fire recently after a string of workplace incidents, including a heavy hauler vehicle collision which led to the death of one worker.