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A second arborist has died in a windstorm-related fallen tree fatality in rural Milton.

Two Miller Tree Service workers were clearing fallen branches and debris from utility lines in the Fourth Line and 20 Sideroad area around 5 p.m. Friday when they were struck by a fallen tree.

Both were found underneath the weight of the tree and had to be extracted by firefighters.

A 28-year-old man was pronounced dead on the scene and the second employee, 18, was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries and later died.

“Their deaths will touch many of us personally as we share the grief of the Millers and their extended work family,” said longtime rural resident and town councillor Cindy Lunau.

“Somehow lack of power seems trivial, especially since these young men lost their lives while working to keep us safe and comfortable.”

The names of the two men have yet to be released.

The Ministry of Labour has been notified and is currently conducting an investigation with the assistance of Halton Police.

About 4,200 Toronto residents were still without power Sunday morning, the dawn of the second day after a windstorm tore through southern Ontario.


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