By Gordon Lambie
Local Journalism Initiative
Just before press time on Wednesday, Radio Canada reported that one of the two workers left trapped by collapsed scaffolding inside of the Domtar plant in Windsor had been found dead. As of this writing there had been no confirmation of the news from the company or emergency services on the scene.
Prior to the announcement, emergency crews were at work throughout the day in an ongoing effort to rescue the workers who had been trapped since early Tuesday morning. There is no news so far on the condition of the other worker.
In a press conference held just before noon outside the plant, Sherbrooke fire chief and emergency measures coordinator Stéphane Simoneau explained that even though close to 36 hours had passed at that point since the initial collapse, rescue teams were not giving up hope.