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Two Tembec foresters die in helicopter crash


November 8, 2011
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Two Tembec employees died in a helicopter crash yesterday, near Kapuskasing in Northern Ontario, during a forest survey. Greg Sawyer, the pilot of the contracted helicopter also died.

Two Tembec employees died in a helicopter crash yesterday, near Kapuskasing in Northern Ontario, during a forest survey. Greg Sawyer, the pilot of the contracted helicopter also died.

Daniel Simis, 47, was an area forester, while Chad McQuade, 37, was an area forestry technician. Both worked at Tembec’s Kapuskasing operations.

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“It is a very sad time for all of us at Tembec. We wish to express our sincere condolences to the families, friends and co-workers. Our thoughts and prayers go to every member of these families who have lost their loved ones,” said president and CEO James Lopez.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has deployed a team to the site to investigate. According to the TSB, the downed aircraft is a Bell 206L, owned by Sunrise Helicopters Inc.


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