Investigating deadly quarry landslide
Quebec provincial police have launched an investigation into a deadly landslide at a quarry near Montreal.
Gregory Gomez-Del Prado, a spokesman for the force, said officers will work on figuring out what exactly happened now that the recovery effort is over.
The company that operated the quarry will be included in the investigation, Gomez-Del Prado said.
"We've done some analysis on the site and in the pit,'' he said.
"We're going to try to determine what happened, the sequence of events, and if there is criminal wrongdoing in this incident.''
The province's health and safety board will also be assisting with the case.
The bodies of two workers, a man and a woman, were recovered on Saturday.
They had been missing since Tuesday's landslide at the gravel quarry in L'Epiphanie, northeast of Montreal.
The man has been identified as 54-year-old Daniel Brisebois.
Police haven't yet confirmed the identity of the woman, although reports say her name is Marie-Claude Laporte.
A third worker was rescued by a provincial police helicopter within hours of the collapse on Tuesday.
Recovery efforts were put on hold during the week due to bad weather and concerns of another landslide.