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Three dead after explosion at Beauceville, Que., lumber plant


September 27, 2021
By Ellen Cools


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An explosion at a wood manufacturing plant, Séchoirs de Beauce, in Beauceville, Que., on Sept. 21 has left three workers dead and another five injured.

According to CBC News, the victims are Jean Lachance, 51; Mario Morin, 57; and Martin Roy, 50.

Police are investigating the causes and circumstances of the fire, and Quebec’s workplace health and safety board (CNESST) is examining the evidence.

The explosion occurred while workers were trying to put out a fire in one of the plant buildings.

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