Crowd funding page setup for victim of fatal industrial crash near Sudbury
A 29-year-old man has died following a fatal industrial crash Wednesday afternoon on Powerhouse Road near the Wabagishik Power Plant. (Ian Campbell/CTV News)
SUDBURY -- CTV News has learned the identity of the man killed in an industrial accident in the Sudbury area on Feb. 24.
A memoriam for Cody Proulx has been setup on GoFundMe with 100 per cent of funds raised going directly to the family to assist with unexpected costs, his daughters’ education, and anything else the family may need.
The page has been organized by Kristie Wilhelm, who is listed as Mammoet Sudbury's office manager according to Linkedin.
"Cody loved his family and his job as a crane operator with Mammoet […] He was a valued member of the Mammoet team and the operating engineers union local 793. He was looked up to by all apprentices that worked with him, as well as his peers." reads the page.
"He took safety to the next level on every job that he worked on and always made sure that if something was not right to reach out and ask what next steps should be."
Proulx leaves behind a wife and two daughters.
Original Story Published: February 24, 2021 - 5:46 p.m. EST
A 29-year-old man has died following a fatal industrial crash Wednesday afternoon on Powerhouse Road near the Wabagishik Power Plant.
The man was driving what appears to have been a crane that slid off the road just north of the plant, near the Lorne Falls Road turnoff.
Investigators are still trying to determine a cause. It's unclear if the weather played a role in the crash. The road was snow covered at the time the vehicle left the roadway.
Heavy tow trucks were called to the scene to pull the vehicle up the embankment and the Greater Sudbury Police traffic unit is expected to be on scene for some time.
Investigators with the Ontario Ministry of Labour were also on scene. Police say they'll be handing over the investigation to them once they're done.
Greater Sudbury Police Service issued a tweet saying they will not be releasing the name of the driver.