Worker burned in Bombardier plant blast dies

An explosion occurred on Friday Nov. 9, 2012, at Bombardier Recreational Products in Valcourt, Que....

An explosion occurred on Friday Nov. 9, 2012, at Bombardier Recreational Products in Valcourt, Que. (MAXIME LANDRY / QMI AGENCY)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:07 PM ET

VALCOURT, Que. — One of two workers severely burned in a factory blast last week has died.

Sebastien Tardif, a 38-year-old father of two, was injured Friday in an explosion at Bombardier Recreational Products in this town located about 130 km east of Montreal.

The vehicle tester and a security guard were working the night shift when police officers several kilometres away saw a fireball.

A fire was raging when they arrived on scene.

Tardif was taken to hospital in critical condition.

Bombardier says the security guard, a man in his 50s, remains in a Quebec City burn unit.

The factory is a research site for jet skis and ATVs.

Provincial police are investigating.


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