SOURCE: PowerStream Inc.


November 24, 2015 16:29 ET

PowerStream Extends Condolences in Death of Contractor

VAUGHAN, ON--(Marketwired - November 24, 2015) - PowerStream extends its sincere condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of the 25-year-old employee of PGC Services who passed away earlier today following an electrical contact incident that occurred on Hwy 7, just east of Dufferin Street, in Vaughan.

The tragic incident involved unintentional contact with overhead high-voltage electrical distribution lines by hydrovac excavation equipment being used by PGC Services to dig holes for new electrical poles.

The Ministry of Labour has been advised and is investigating this tragic incident. PowerStream`s Health and Safety department has also opened its own internal investigation.


"PowerStream and its employees are deeply saddened by this loss of life, our thoughts and prayers are with his family, co-workers and friends at this most difficult time," said Maurizio Bevilacqua, PowerStream Board Chair and Brian Bentz, PowerStream President and CEO, in a statement issued by PowerStream


PowerStream is a community-owned energy company that provides power and related services to more than 375,000 customers residing or owning a business in communities located immediately north of Toronto and in Central Ontario. It is jointly owned by the Cities of Barrie, Markham and Vaughan.

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