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Worker dies in accident at GFL facility near Thunder Bay

The labour ministry is investigating a fatality that occurred Friday at GFL Environmental in Rosslyn.
GFL Environmental operates a facility on Haniak Road in Rosslyn (TBnewswatch file photo)

THUNDER BAY Ontario's ministry of labour is investigating a workplace fatality in the Thunder Bay area.

The ministry revealed Monday that an individual died in an incident Friday at GFL Environmental's facility on Haniak Road in Rosslyn.

"Our sincere condolences go out to the worker's family, friends and coworkers," it said in a brief statement.

The ministry has assigned an inspector to the investigation, and has issued one order and 15 other requirements to the company.

Further details are being withheld pending the outcome of the investigation.

A Go Fund Me campaign has been started for the family of 42-year-old Mike Sharpe, which includes his wife and two young children.

As of late Monday afternoon, close to $37.000 of the $50,000 goal had been raised.


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