Ontario’s largest electricity provider has released the names its four employees who were killed in a helicopter crash north of the town of Tweed on Thursday.
Hydro One identified the men as 39-year-old James Barager, 27-year-old Kyle Shorrock, and Jeff Howes and Darcy Jansen, both 26.
The men were killed while working on a transmission tower.
Howes was from Bath, Shorrock from Inverary, Jansen from Long Sault, while the pilot Barager was from the Orillia area.
Meanwhile, the Transportation Safety Board says its team has recovered a GPS device from the wreckage of the helicopter.
But the agency says the chopper didn’t have a cockpit voice recorder or a flight data recorder — neither of which was required.
The chopper crashed as it was preparing to land.
Hydro One has grounded its eight helicopters until a thorough review of safety protocols and equipment is complete.