Elgin County OPP say a 48-year-old man has died after being trapped under a trailer on a farm in Malahide Township.
Police, EMS and Fire responded to the scene on Ron McNeil Line near Buis Line at around 3:40 p.m. Sunday.
The investigation has revealed that the man had been working under the canopy of a homemade trailer used for hauling ATV’s and snowmobiles.
The canopy, which was made of heavy plate steel, fell and pinned the man across the waist area between the canopy and the trailer platform.
It is believed that the man could have been pinned for up to half an hour.
The victim has been identified as Paul Corneilius Vanderwyst.
A post mortem examination has been scheduled. Police continue to investigate the incident; however foul play is not suspected.