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2 mine workers die after truck crashes at B.C. rock-quarry operation

09/18/2014 08:13 EDT | Updated 06/16/2017 01:00 EDT
KELOWNA, B.C. - Two mine workers have died after their truck crashed and overturned near Cranbrook, B.C.

The BC Coroners' Service says 36-year-old Murray Fadden of Dryden, Ont., and 58-year-old Larry Chorneyko of Arran, Sask., died at the scene Tuesday.

Fadden was driving and Chorneyko was a passenger in the truck on a mine site access track that ran parallel to a conveyor.

The coroners' service says the truck lost control on a steep descent and crashed at the bottom of the track, killing both men.

They were employed at a rock-quarry mining operation called Swansea Ridge Quarry, about 16 kilometres south of Cranbrook.

The coroners' service and B.C.'s inspector of mines are investigating.