OPP Conducting Criminal Investigation
ORILLIA, ON, July 3, 2012 /CNW/ - As a result of information obtained,
the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is now undertaking a parallel
criminal investigation into the circumstances regarding the mall roof
collapse in Elliot Lake on June 23, 2012.
The OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) began assisting the Office
of the Chief Coroner for Ontario (OCC) with its death investigation
into the deaths of two people. The death investigation is continuing
under the auspices of the Coroner's Act. The Ministry of Labour (MOL) is also conducting an investigation under
the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). Both the OCC and MOL are fully cooperating with the OPP criminal
The OPP is asking anyone who believes they have information that may be
important to this investigation to contact a special information line
that has been established at 1-855-677-4636 (1-855-OPP-INFO).
The OPP will provide media updates with regard to this investigation as
information becomes available.
OPP members from the East Algoma Detachment and OPP North East Region
continue to ensure the site is secured.
SOURCE Ontario Provincial Police
For further information:
Sgt. Pierre Chamberland
Media Relations Coordinator