Two fatal accidents while cutting down trees
Share October 31, 2020 Updated November 2, 2020 at 9:33 am Share Two fatal accidents during tree felling
Judith Desmeules Le Soleil Be careful when cutting down trees! Many people want to fill up on logs for the fireplace this winter… In the last 48 hours, the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) has noted two fatal accidents in the territory of Quebec and Chaudière-Appalaches.
The first occurred Friday, in La Durantaye in the MRC de Bellechasse. A man in his sixties who had gone to stake on his land in the morning was found around 5 p.m., lying under a tree, near the Hêtrière range.
His death was pronounced on the spot. An investigator was sent to the scene to determine the exact causes that led to the unfortunate event. The accidental thesis is privileged.
On Saturday, the SQ was called to go near km 31 to Saint-Tite-des-Caps for a man trapped under a tree. The septuagenarian was transported unconscious to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The victim was 75 years old and lived in Saint-Joachin.
The accident took place in front of witnesses, who quickly called emergency services. The accidental thesis is once again favored by the SQ.