Worker killed at Augusta gravel pit

DOMVILLE – A worker has been killed after a crane collapsed at a construction site in Augusta Township, north of Prescott.

Provincial police were called to a gravel pit near McCully Road and County Road 18 around 4 p.m. Monday.

Grenville County O.P.P. say a crane tipped at the water’s edge and plunged into a nearby pond.

The crane operator was rescued but later died at hospital.

He’s been identified as a 77-year-old man from the Peterborough area (Lakefield, Ont.).

The Ontario Ministry of Labour is investigating.

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