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 investigation.
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.
For further information:
Sgt. Pierre Chamberland
Media Relations Coordinator