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Man dies after being pinned beneath snow removal truck at Pearson

Daniel Martins
Digital Reporter

Saturday, February 8, 2014, 8:23 AM -

One person has been reported dead after being pinned beneath a snow removal truck at a parking lot at Pearson International Airport.

CFRB reports it happened in the staff parking lot Friday night, with paramedics called to the scene around 7 p.m. 

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene an hour later.

The name of the deceased, who is believed to have been in his twenties, hasn't been released as of Saturday morning.

Police on Friday night said it wasn't clear what he was doing at the time of the accident. Ontario's labour ministry will be joining in the police investigation, officials say.

Pearson has had a rough time during this winter so far, with storm after storm snarling travel to and from the airport, which is the busiest in Canada.

The last storm saw hundreds of incoming and departing flights cancelled, and in early January, the airport called a rare ground stop that lasted for several hours.

RELATED: Toronto sees record snowfall.

With files from the Canadian Press.

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