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Murray Fadden of Dryden dies in B.C. rock quarry truck crash

09/19/2014 10:35 EDT | Updated 06/16/2017 01:01 EDT
Two men from northern Ontario and Saskatchewan have been confirmed as the victims of an industrial motor vehicle accident near Cranbrook, B.C. on Sept. 16, the BC Coroners Service reports.

Dead are Murray Neil Fadden, aged 36, of Dryden, Ont., and Larry John Chorneyko, aged 58, of Arran, Sask., a small town about 90 km northeast of Yorkton.

Fadden and Chorneyko were employed at a rock-quarry mining operation known as Swansea Ridge Quarry, about 16 km south of Cranbrook. At about 5 p.m. Tuesday, the Mini Mack truck Fadden was driving went out of control on a steep mine-site access track that ran parallel to a conveyor. It crashed and overturned at the bottom of the track. Chroneyko was a passenger.

Both men died at the scene.

The BC Coroners Service and the BC Inspector of Mines continue to investigate their deaths.

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