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Fatal Backhoe Incident – Name Of Deceased Released

(Township of Malahide, ON) – Elgin County OPP officers responded to a sudden death incident which occurred at approximately 11:02am on the 23rd of June, 2021 in a wooded area on the North side of Nova Scotia Line between Richmond Rd and Carter Rd. Township of Malahide.

Police, Malahide Fire and EMS responded to report that a person had become trapped between the boom and rear of a backhoe. Police investigation determined that the victim had been working in the area of the backhoe when they became pinned between the boom and one of the rear stabilizer legs of the backhoe.

The victim, a 62 year old Malahide resident, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Police have identified the deceased as Richard TOBOLA of Nova Scotia Line, Township of Malahide.

A post mortem examination has been scheduled for the 24th of June, 2021.

No foul play is suspected, police continue to investigate.

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