A Massey man has died as a result of a fatal crane accident that took place at a business in Gordon Township shortly before 3 pm on Thursday, June 21.

The man was working with a crane at the business, Dad’s Sales and Service, on Highway 540 when the crane tipped over and struck him. Wesley Gatchell (48-years-old) of Massey was killed in the accident.

Workers had been picking up a utility trailer loaded with snowmobiles to put onto another trailer using a crane. When moving the load, the boom truck crane upset, striking Mr. Gatchell in the head.

On Friday, the Recorder contacted Manitoulin OPP Staff Sergeant Kevin Webb. “The Ministry of Labour will be completing its investigation, and interviews going through the normal channels. If we have to look into it (accident) further, we won’t know until after the ministry investigation is complete.”