On August 10, 2020 at approximately 4:00 p.m., the Russell County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), assisted by the Hawkesbury OPP responded to a workplace incident in Russell Township on St-Andre Road, where a 22-year-old male suffered fatal injuries after being electrocuted. CPR was administered by those present and Prescott-Russell Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded. The male was airlifted to hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.
The deceased has been identified as Michael Attfield, age 22, from Russell, Ontario.
The investigation is ongoing under the direction of the Office of the Chief Coroner and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service. The Ministry of Labour, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and Electricity Safety Authority have been notified.