Hydro One Forestry Worker Dies in Tree Cutting Accident North of Haliburton

A Hydro One worker died and three others were injured in a work site accident north of Haliburton on Thursday morning.

Around 10:30 a.m., emergency crews were called to a remote area of Coleman Lake and Kennisis roads for reports that a hydro worker was injured after being struck in the head by a tree he was cutting down. Co-workers on scene helped remove the tree off of the worker.

The area is about 25 kilometres north of Haliburton in the Municipality of Dysart et al. (approximately 40 kilometres north of Minden).

An Ornge air ambulance was initially called from the Ottawa area but was cancelled. Instead, emergency responders utilized snowmobiles to access the scene.

A 25-year-old man from Sydenham, Ont., was transported out of the work site and then taken via ambulance to Haliburton Highlands Health Services hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to Haliburton Highlands OPP.