In an extremely unusual and fatal accident that took place near Pearson International Airport on Friday evening, an almost 20-year-old man was killed in a remarkably rare occurring of him being pinned down under the snow removal equipment. According to Peel Regional Police, the officers responded immediately to the scene when the emergency call was made, i.e. a short while before 7 p.m., and found the man underneath the snow removal equipment in a lot off Viscount Rd., near Hwy. 409.
Explaining the scene later on Saturday, Const. Thomas Ruttan explained that “it’s a parking lot for airport employees.” It was elucidated that the man was clearing mounds of snow gathered several metres high in the lot, which gathered during last week’s storm. He revealed that the tragedy took place when the worker was lifting a steel bin, i.e. similar in shape to a dumpster, filled with snow up onto a flatbed truck to be hauled away but the heavy snow-filled box managed to slip off the truck and onto the man, leaving him trapped beneath its crushing weight.