Police in Niagara are asking locals for assistance in their investigation into a fire at a hazardous waste site that claimed one life last week.
According to the police, on January 12 at Ssonix Products 2010 Inc. in St. Catharines, Ontario, explosions and a fire started just after 6:30 a.m. and were put out later that day.
When the fire started, a worker in his 30s was present inside the building. He was rushed to the hospital with severe burns, where he later passed away.
Police are requesting anyone with video of the explosions and flames, particularly in the early going, to get in touch with them.
Several nearby homes and businesses had to be evacuated due to the fire.
The Niagara Police, the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal, the St. Catharines Fire Service, the Ontario Ministry of Labour, and the Office of the Coroner are all looking into the cause of the fire.
The Canadian Press initially released this article on January 17, 2023.